Monday, December 17, 2012

The Invisible War (Rape In The US Military)

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From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem-today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.


Loneranger said...

19,000 in just one year I assume that were reported. One would think if the true number were known it would be much greater then that. Well sad but lets take a small leap and say this is a result of men that have no regard for humans in general. Kind of tough to say that i guess. but when we teach them to kill and encourage them to do it when ever the opportunity presents it's self why would rape be a big deal to them. Humans are not machines. You can not create a mind set that will except taking another persons life and justify that and not set them up to justify this. Sad that women find themselves being raped and mistreated. However no mater how they justify combat and killing the end result will be people that can not determine right from wrong. As what is so wrong to do on the streets here as in killing is right to do there. I think i have made my point and the US Government is responsible. IMO

Babachet said...

I was recently seperated and in the military for 8 years and I saw a lot of "sexual assault cases" and every single one of them included three things, a married individual, alcohol, and regret....oh I almost forgot the one kind person who said got rape on 4 different occasions... I'm not saying that violent rape does not occurs but I know that a huge number of that 19000 is skewed! I mean really if 19000 people a year in the military were violently raped it would be a known fact! There is 1.4 million active duty Personell 19000 is 1.4% of people in the military are raped every year... So how many of those were guys and how many were girls that were violently raped becuase 14.5% of the military is women.. Unless 10% of all women in the military are raped. if thats the case then we should reconsider women in the military because we cant protect a huge number of people... (i dont think that i just am stating a point) so just to recap.. 3 people out of every 200 every year in the united states military, Umm. No. Pure propoganda an hysteria.