Monday, January 26, 2004

Female GIs Report Rapes (By Fellow GI's)

I don't even know where to go with this, but it had to be mentioned.

The women, ranging from enlisted soldiers to officers, have reported poor medical treatment, lack of counseling and incomplete criminal investigations by military officials. Some say they were threatened with punishment after reporting assaults.

I mean, I knew that rape (male and female) was a part of regular wartime activities, but raping your fellow soldiers? Shouldn't that be, like, against the rules or something? And all of this in the wake of the Air Force Academy Rape Scandal. One would be inclined to think that our politicians would do something about this continuing tragedy, but we can only expect them to act if we pressure them do so. They do, after all, work for us, represent us, but they can't read our minds, so let them hear it.

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