Imagine walking into a combat zone and having to put your life in the hands of your rapist. For our female soldiers this is a real possibility.
Of those assaulted only 13.5% come forward and once they do … they are pressured by their commanding officers to keep silent. They are told to do it for their country, for their unit, or for whatever bullshit reason the chain of command can think of. And for those rape cases that actually see the inside of a military courtroom … it doesn’t matter if there is physical evidence. He still gets off! Because if there are no rapists then there is no rape and the military is saved the embarrassment of having to face public opinion. So, women in the U.S. military are being raped and ignored. Told to “take an aspirin and go to bed.” These women are risking their lives for us and their brothers in arms – yet they are being hung out to dry.
If this pisses you off as much as it pisses me off, please visit this website: http://www.causes.com/causes/787301-protect-our-defenders-foundation and sign the petition to get congress to take action.
And spread the word.