US ARMY 1991-1995 Multi post #1
I am going to be posting some documentation that I feel is important to understand before even getting into the conversation.
My comment about "sex" in the military - is that this is NOT sex, but a crime of power over an individual, and perhaps should have been titled "Gender in the Military" or "Military Sexual Assault/Trauma" (MST)
Fifteen years voluntarily helping men (who are raped, and constitute a higher number of assaults than the total number of women assaulted) and women who have been assaulted. I have worked with 3,000+ men and women from WWII to today (only 2 new clients so far, and it isn't noon yet) both veterans and active duty.
If the crux of the issue is not addressed this will never change.
Here is one of the big problems in the military with regards to MST:
This document was created to "help" law enforcement decide whether a rape allegation is credible. Very telling.
McDowell’s foundation work is used in the military and in civilian police departments, as McDowell himself testified in 1985 US Congressional Hearing on the rape of children, that children and military women are comparable in their honesty, they lie about being raped! According to McDowell’s testimony; of 1,218 cases studied, 460 were forcible rapes; 212 false allegations using this checklist, 546 could not be determined as rape or not, yet, McDowell put the 546 undetermined cases into the false allegation category or not raped. He “analysed rape investigations between 1970 – 1984, approx 341 of those cases were false reports.” Thus making McDowell’s stats of 60% of military women lie. But, McDowell’s false reports went from 212, to 341, and or plus 546? Hard to know how McDowell was counting.
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