Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hearings - More than 10,000 men raped in military

Male rape outnumbers that of females
Experts see possible murder, suicide connection in figures
Patriot Guard members protect funeral procession from fundamentalist harassment
Washington – While the incidence of rape of female members of the U.S. Armed Forces is the highest in the world, the little-known, underreported fact is that more than 10,000 men were raped while on active duty during the year 2010.

Those are the cases that victims reported. The truth is, the Pentagon estimates that about 62,941 men were brutalized through sexual means in acts of violence that can only be described as rape, though politically correct, legalistic terms preclude the use of the term.

Only about 17 percent of male rape victims reported their experience.

According to testimony before the Senate Armed Forces Subcommittee on Personnel presented on March 13 of this year, Brian Lewis, a third class petty officer in the U.S. Navy, was “told by a commander not to report it, and later was diagnosed with a personality disorder and discharged.”

The significant factor is that these figures were tabulated before the government lifted the ban on homosexuality, not after.

A Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) report notes that, 'Historically the suicide rates have been lower in the military than those rates found in the general population,'” said Dr. Judith A Reisman, Ph.D., and Thomas R. Hampson, in a recent article.

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