and let's not let the weekend warriors off the hook either

Survey: 60 percent of National Guard and Reserve female veterans say they were sexually harassed

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six in 10 women who have served in the National Guard and Reserves said they were sexually harassed or assaulted, but less than a quarter reported it and many who did were encouraged to drop the complaint, according to a survey released Thursday.

The survey, done by the Department of Veterans Affairs and released by Democratic members of Congress, found that nearly half of the women who responded said the sexual trauma occurred while they were on duty. Fifty-two percent of the cases involving women were verbal harassment and 8 percent involved rape or attempted rape, while the rest were for other types of incidents.

More than 27 percent of male Guard and Reserve veterans said they had experienced some type of sexual harassment or assault -- most often by other men.

The VA surveyed nearly 4,000 men and women who served between 1950-2000

on the judgement in the abu ghraib fotos, there is a twenty-day period for the govt to appeal the release. and the pix have been edited to mask faces.


Re: and let's not let the weekend warriors off the hook either

The sad thing is that there are so many "patriotic Americans" who are aware that these types of things take place in the military and shrug it off with indifference. We live in a country that does not value the lives of its own citizens, so how in the hell can we honestly expect it to respect or value the lives of people in other countries?
I don't support American troops and never will, not when they are engaged in illegal wars that spread brutality, not democracy. Anyone who supports American troops at this time, also support the rape, torture and dehumanization of Iraqi children and women. Anyone who supports the War in Iraq is a craven coward with not an ounce of humanity. What's appalling is that these same people are the ones working in $7.00/Hour jobs at K-Mart, barely paying their bills and eating SPAM for dinner. In other words, Middle America trash and BOTTOM FEEDERS. Anyone who wants to look for me can find me in the Bronx, NY. Do any of you cowards have the stones to come to NYC, let alone the Bronx???


You're not alone in your setiments Carl. Thanks for saying what I feel.

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