Rape In The Military - Page 2 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-18-2004, 05:58 PM   #16
love, blood, life
A_Wanderer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Wild West
Posts: 12,518
Local Time: 10:08 AM
It gets investigated and those "few bad seeds" are sent away to be breaking rocks and learning how it feels in a millitary prison.

A_Wanderer is offline  
Old 05-18-2004, 06:01 PM   #17
Blue Crack Addict
joyfulgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,567
Local Time: 06:08 PM
For fifteen years women servicemembers have been sexually assaulted in ways every bit as dehumanizing and agonizing as the assaults on prisoners in Abu Ghraib. The behavior of the men who commit these crimes is every bit as appalling, and the failures of leadership equally egregious. Maybe after fifteen years of management apathy and reports that go nowhere, the most important action we could take would be to send our women servicemembers digital cameras.


joyfulgirl is offline  
Old 05-18-2004, 06:24 PM   #18
Blue Crack Supplier
BVS's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 38,055
Local Time: 07:08 PM
Originally posted by A_Wanderer
It gets investigated and those "few bad seeds" are sent away to be breaking rocks and learning how it feels in a millitary prison.
The rapists, the staff that ignored her medical needs, those who denied her requests and the leaders that allow this shitty service to our country should all be investigated and locked away.
BVS is offline  
Old 05-19-2004, 07:20 AM   #19
New Yorker
Scarletwine's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Outside it's Amerika
Posts: 2,746
Local Time: 08:08 PM
I agree BVS. The lack of "Command Control" is appalling. Same for the Academy. The most the soldiers got there was a verbal reprimand. In civilian life they go to jail.

There is a serious systemic problem with our military ideology that needs fixed.
Scarletwine is offline  
Old 05-19-2004, 10:13 AM   #20
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Mullen-Girl's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: San Antonio/Austin, TX
Posts: 4,951
Local Time: 07:08 PM
That's absolutely terrible
Mullen-Girl is offline  
Old 05-19-2004, 11:19 AM   #21
Blue Crack Addict
verte76's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 12:08 AM
This sucks.
verte76 is offline  
Old 05-20-2004, 07:20 AM   #22
New Yorker
Scarletwine's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Outside it's Amerika
Posts: 2,746
Local Time: 08:08 PM

A great site to affect change.

"The military's response to these victims has been grossly inadequate. Many victims did not receive even the most basic medical care. Emergency contraception, rape evidence kits, testing for sexually transmitted infections, prophylactic treatment or testing for HIV, and rape crisis counseling are not consistently available. Military personnel lack even common-sense sensitivity as to how to respond to rape trauma; one mental health counselor cleared an Army sergeant who had just been raped to go out on missions again, feeling it would be good for her to "keep busy." Prosecution of these crimes is delayed indefinitely, and servicewomen must often continue to serve in the same unit - and sometimes sleep in the same barrack - with their assailant.

In February, after Pentagon officials admitted receiving 112 reports of sexual assault of troops deployed in the Middle East over the previous 18 months, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appointed a task force, headed by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Ellen Embrey to investigate the problem and make recommendations. Those findings were released May 13th in a 114-page document titled "Task Force Report on Care for Victims of Sexual Assault."

The report acknowledges the widespread problem of sexual assault in all branches of the military - over one thousand incidents reported in 2003 alone. It also acknowledges the military's broad-based failings and lack of leadership in addressing the problem, noting everything from confusing definitions as to what constitutes sexual assault, to poor data tracking to a deficiency of sound policies for preventing or responding - most notably a lack of privacy or confidentiality for victims who report. The report notes that victim advocacy and integrated services are often not available, that offenders are rarely held accountable and that consistent, timely, sensitive responses to victim medical and psychological needs are frequently lacking. Indeed the report states that the Department of Defense does not have any mandated requirements to provide advocacy for sexual assault victims.

The report goes on to make recommendations about what needs to be done to address this problem in the immediate, near and long term. Astonishingly, here's what the report recommends: summits, conferences and more reports! "

Scarletwine is offline  
Old 06-03-2004, 11:16 AM   #23
Blue Crack Addict
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,837
Local Time: 08:08 PM

Allegations of sexual assault in the U.S. Army have climbed steadily over the past five years, and the problem has been abetted by weak prevention efforts, slow investigations, inadequate field reporting and poor managerial oversight, according to internal Army data and a new report from an Army task force.


MrsSpringsteen is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com