Love this quote
- Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
- More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
- Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment
I hate that I can attest to accuracy of this post. I never reported my assailants. I had a friend who did. She got looked down upon, name called, moved to a crappy shift and generally treated like trash from a good number of people in our command, including some superiors. The male who molested her got a “talking” to, a slap on his wrist and then essentially promoted. And that was on shore. I can’t even begin to tell you what happened while we were on the ship. It’s just unbelievably horrifying.
Can I fucking tell you how true this is???? Even though I did report the shit dick that did this to me; OSI treated me like I was lying, saying things like “you’re not acting like a victim”, and “this is impossible” when they made me draw out a diagram of what ‘position’ we were in when it happened. My sergeants basically called me out publicly calling me a slut, other airmen called me easy, and the bastard is still enlisted to this day. The most I got was a medical discharge with PTSD and a monthly check that isn’t even half of what I was making a month when I was enlisted. They cover their tracks and slap the assholes on the nose like they’re simply misbehaving pet dogs who pissed on your carpet.
God fucking bless the USA.
stuff like this scares me. my dad actually told me about this while we were discussing me enlisting and it disgusts me how the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT/MILITARY can simply not care about shit this serious! if during my time enlisted i or anyone i know are assaulted i’ll fight this shit to the death.
Women in the military are more likely to be raped than to die in combat.
Can we think about that for a minute?
I had a father that was in the Airforce. I would really love to say he would never participate in and/or stand by and let these assaults happen. Unfortunately given his past transgressions and the fact that I never got to know him….I just don’t know.
I’m just gonna leave this here as a reminder that “hitting bottom” doesn’t mean “staying on bottom for the rest of your life and dying as a piece of crap”
Been there… each step. A very funny visualization on the frustration of coding.
; - can’t forget that semicolon…
* what animal is this?