Armed forces are said to be loyal, dutiful, and full of integrity but when you unravel the truth they are sometimes the opposite. “An annual Pentagon study released recently estimated that unwanted sexual contact, from groping to rape, jumped by 37 percent in 2012 to 26,000 cases from 19,000 the previous year” (Reuters). Since some soldiers have high authority and rank, they tend to abuse their rights and think it is acceptable to sexually harass women in the military. This could continue if cases are not brought to justice that stop the abuse. Behind the scenes of the military, Armed forces are failing to deal with sexual assault in its ranks because too many soldiers in positions of authority do not think there is a problem.
Of those 420,000 assault rifles only 40 murders with firearms were committed in the entire country. (Police Statistics on Crime Annual Report 2010). This suggests that a country’s almost non existent gun restriction has no influence over murders by assault rifles. Also with the knowledge that most every house and apartment has an assault rifle in the house, it would make a thief or any wrong doer think twice about robbing or harming anyone inside the
Could She Have Been Saved? In 2007, there were 284,300 victims of rape, or sexual assault (www.rainn.org/statistics). One in six women and one in thirty-three men will be a victim of sexual assault in their life time (www.rainn.org/statistics). Every two minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, and only 60% of sexual assaults are reported to police (www.rainn.org/statistics). Of those that are reported, only 6% of rapists will ever spend a day in jail (www.rainn.org/statistics).
The Rape of Nanking. No word exists, not even rape, that is a proper justification for the atrocities that occurred during the occupation of China’s capital by Japanese forces during World War II. Over the 6 concentrated weeks of killing in Nanking, the noncombatant death toll has been placed at times higher than 350,000 by some with an estimated 20,000-80,000 women raped. On the soldiers’ way to Nanking, no town in their way was spared a similar fate. The horrible murders had innumerable variations in the form and scope of the killing.
He is calling out Governors, and urging viewers of his program The Factor to write their state representatives and push Jessica’s Law. On a recent interview on The Factor with Jesse Watters, Colorado Speaker of the House, Mark Ferrandino strongly opposed Jessica’s Law. He argued saying Colorado has “strict enough” laws concerning child sexual abuse. Just to illustrate how “strong” Colorado’s laws are, here is an example of their pathetic judicial system: a man in Colorado who raped ten children at a daycare center was sentenced to a laughable two years in prison (O’Reilly). Colorado is one of the only states in the Union that does not support Jessica’s Law, or the safety of children.
Mr. Cogan also states that in 2008 an estimated 30 percent of soldiers took their own lives while on deployment and that another 35 percent committed suicide after returning home. Mr. Cogan will also go on to say that the Veterans Affairs (VA) has only treated around 400,000 of the 1.7 million men and women who have served and that the numbers might be far worse than the VA actually knows about.
When it came to homosexuality it was looked down upon so much that if convicted the person did not get sent to prison but instead was sentenced to pay a fine. From 1432-1502 the Christian community investigated a total of 17,000 men to determine their sexual orientation and out of those 17,000 males only 3,000 of them at the end of the investigation were found to be
There were laws to punish adultery with death, and people with unmarried sexual relations were whipped. Even though adultery cases occurred every year, the death penalty was not known to have been utilized more than three times. One reason there was so much sexual tension was that there were many men in the colonies who were unable to indulge their sexual desires in marriage. Many of the first settlers left wives in England, in order to hit it rich and then return. Although the Puritan men might have left their wives they did not leave their sexual "appetites" with them.
According to the Article “Why Soldiers rape,” I read many situations of female veterans got raped. The endemic misogyny in the military is uncivilized and should be reported by these females. The author said that from all 40 or 50 rape victims that she has interviewed, only two of them who have spoken and told about their rape. Therefore rape victims are very rare who go a report their rape. In comparison to what I have read in this article, re-socialization was not a term that I was most familiar with.
Why They Are Not Allowed Since the 1980’s, gay men have been banned from donating blood due to the belief that they are more likely to be affected by HIV/ AIDS. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, “in 2008, the MSM (men who have sex with men) exposure category continued to account for the largest proportion of positive HIV test reports among adults, representing 45.1% (557) of positive tests reported” (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2011). Along with this, they represented 44% of new infections, and 19% of the affected group were unaware of their infection. Because of this, the governments of more than 25 countries have placed bans on men who have had sex with other men in certain time frames, ranging from 1-36 years, with some stating that if they have had sex with other men at all in their lives, they are ineligible. However, the main cause of HIV in gay men is not solely having sex with other men, but rather UNPROTECTED sex with an HIV positive partner.