Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Military sexual assault reports up 40 percent

Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by nearly 40 percent last year. The Pentagon asserts the increase was at least partly due to a new program that encourages victims to come forward.

Here's a DoD report on sexual assaults in the military:
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posted by Marcella Chester @ 5:41 PM   2 comments links to this post


At April 05, 2006 11:42 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

This is so sad that the military does not seem to take sexual assaults seriously!

At April 06, 2006 12:23 AM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

I think some in the military are taking it seriously or at least I hope so and that's why the number of reports are up. But the pervasive attitude that's allowed 'good' soldiers to rape will be much slower to change.


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