Chris James Posted December 21, 2014 Report Share Posted December 21, 2014 When the United States military did away with Don't ask, Don't tell, and allowed gay people to serve openly there was a storm of controversy. The right wing prognosticators screamed that there would be sexual assaults in the showers and that gay men would molest the young innocent recruits. I haven't read about any of that but it seems the truth is far different in other countries: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/male-rape-prevalent-in-uk-army-ministry-of-defense-figures-reveal/ar-BBh36hn?ocid=LENDHP The military culture is quite similar around the globe: See the world, get drunk, get laid...bully those you feel are weaker? I don't understand the mindset that causes events like this to happen. Bullies are mentally defective and isn't the military supposed to weed out the incompetent? In times of war it is hard to get young men to sign up for military service and face the prospect of death at the hands of the enemy. But how do you keep recruiting when the enemy is within your own forces and someone who might just sodomise you with a broom handle? Rape is an ugly word and beyond the physical damage there is a lifetime of mental anguish. I am all for punishing bullies of any stripe but in this situation the victim is armed and dangerous. I am surprised there has not been more in the way of retribution. I'd shoot some rapist who stuck a broom handle...well, you get the point. Quote Link to comment
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