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Old 11-03-2015, 06:51 PM
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Exclamation 'Gay' rape in military underreported by Pentagon

'Gay' rape in military underreported by Pentagon
By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Far more military men are being raped by other men than is reported by the Pentagon because of the stigma attached to such sexual assaults, says a new study by the American Psychological Association.

“Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs in myths about male rape, and feelings of helplessness,” the APA said in releasing its findings Tuesday.

The Defense Department issues a biannual report on sexual assaults. Based on Internet emailed surveys it found that more men than women, in pure numbers, are sexually assault victims. Women make up about 14.5 percent of the 1.4 million active force.

“We know that there is under reporting among men and women and hope that this special issue will help to bring awareness and treatment for those that serve and protect us,” said the issue’s co-editor, Michi Fu, a clinical practitioner. “I personally wanted to pull together scholarship after hearing of reports of military sexual trauma being so much more prevalent than in the general population.”

Researchers said that even though the Pentagon survey, done most recently by the Rand Corps, is anonymous, men still are reluctant to disclose they were raped. The APA came to this conclusion by surveying a random group of 180 combat veterans, which led them to believe that the sexual assault rate is 15 times higher.

The rapes come at a cost to the men and the nation according to another survey of 2,042 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

“Male veterans who reported being sexually assaulted while serving their country suffered more severe symptoms of PTSD and depression, had higher rates of suicidal thoughts and were more likely to enroll in outpatient mental health treatment than those who were not assaulted,” the researchers found.

In 2013, the Pentagon reported that for one ear, 26,000 service members were the victims of sexual assaults, 14,000 of them men.

If the APA findings are based on one year, then the true number for military men is 210,000 sexual assaults per year.

So what pretell is the Obama Administration and the Pentagon doing about these shocking criminal sexual assaults going on aginst our military personell as Obama is the Commander-in-Chief after all? Absolutely NOTHING!!! Paparock

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Retired Marine Reveals Secret Suffering of Male Military Rape Victims- 02.27.14 -
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During my Active Duty career [1976 to 2001] I never saw any surveys asking us about this topic.
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I served form 1982 to 1986 and didn't see that survey either!
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by MannyT View Post
I served form 1982 to 1986 and didn't see that survey either!
During my time on active duty (1970-1981), there was no such survey and if there had been, it would have been laughed off as some sort of bad joke concocted by the company/battalion Health and Welfare officer. I was solicited twice myself for sex (once by an E-6 and another time by an E-7) and the punishment under the UCMJ for homosexual conduct was an Undesirable Discharge.

I have stated before on this forum and will state again: homosexuals have no business in the armed forces of the United States. Period. If any folks don't recall the thread below from a few years ago, please peruse it:
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