And of late the increasing attention to sexual assaults on our Military members by the hand of their commanders or those in position often ignoring, overturning or in turn "blaming the victim" or the idea of a "hook up" culture has shown we can fight on the frontline for defense of our country but not for our rights as individuals.
This is not new, Tailhook anyone? If you have not seen the Invisible War, I suggest you do as it documents the tragedy of those men (yes men) and women who are victims in this sickness that appears to be spreading throughout the chain of command. The never ending stories of disturbing behavior by those in our Military are also extended beyond the barrack walls and into our communities. As many of these perpetrators will be ending their terms and moving into them, welcome home!
There are a few bills in Congress right now dealing with the issues of sexual assault in the Military, but the perfect spokes model and talking head for all things Military, John McCain is busy chasing rainbows to actually do anything useful to make this an issue of import and in turn law.
President Obama called this situation "shameful" I have much stronger language but I am exhausted reading about the continual rape and abuse of women (and men) by the hands of men who are anything but men.
Multiple Proposals on Assault in Military, but Also Disagreement
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Published: May 15, 2013
WASHINGTON — President Obama, military officials and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are in broad agreement that the sexual assault problem in the military has reached a level of severity that can no longer be tolerated. But that is far different from concurring on how it should be fixed.