Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lawsuit claims Pentagon turned blind eye to military rape victims

The lawsuit specifically names Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, as defendants, charging that both have failed to take aggressive measures to deal with the problem or follow edicts from Congress.

War is hell. More so for women in the military than men however!

Because the military has long been considered a macho organization mainly comprised of men, women who enter it today face a gender bias and mistreatment.

This has been true for decades. Because they chose to live in this macho culture, they pay the price for serving their country.

Fourteen current and former members of the U.S. military were charged in a lawsuit filed today. They believe the Pentagon turned a blind eye when they reported being sexually harassed, assaulted and raped by fellow service members while on active duty.

Excerpt:

“I felt completely isolated and alone and really scared. Here I was, in the middle of a foreign country in the middle of a war,' plaintiff in lawsuit tells NBC News.”

Read the story here.

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