Soldiers Don’t Cry a Sexual Abuse Report

soldiers don't crySoldiers Don’t Cry was the first thing that entered my head. Not because I believe it just that it was something I heard someone say discussing male and female soldiers. I was watching the news last night and was so stunned to hear that in the year 2009 more than 3,000 women in the military had been sexually assaulted. It was disheartening to hear the women discuss how those who do report these incidents usually go without any justice taking place.

Most women it is suspected do not report sexual assault fearing reprisal from their male peers. We must as USA citizen care about the safety of all of our members of the military.


2014 Statistics

DoD SAPR Annual Report and the RAND Military Workplace Study

Sexual Violence Remains Pervasive • 20,300 members (10,600 men and 9,600 women) were sexually assaulted in 2014. Junior enlisted members had the highest past-year rates (1.4% of men, 7.3% of women). • 76% of women and 57% of men were assaulted at least twice in 2014, resulting in over 47,000 assaults. • 90% of assaults were in a military setting, mostly by a higher-ranking service member who knew the victim. • 1 in 7 victims was assaulted by someone in their chain of command

What do you think would be the best way to support the women in our military service?

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