Military Women More Likely Raped Than Killed in Combat?!?!

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Here’s some alarming information concerning females serving in the military:

The Pentagon said it received 2,923 reports of sexual assault across the military in the 12 months ending Sept. 30 2008. That’s about a 9 percent increase over the totals reported the year before, but only a fraction of the crimes presumably being committed.

Among the cases reported, only a small number went to military courts, officials acknowledged.

The Pentagon office that collects the data estimates that only 10 percent to 20 percent of sexual assaults among members of the active duty military are reported _ a figure similar to estimates of reported cases in the civilian sphere.

The military statistics, required by Congress, cover rape and other assaults across the approximately 1.4 million people in uniform.

Kaye Whitley, director of the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, said most victims are women, most cases involve young people and alcohol is often involved.

The yearly increase in reports is more likely due to larger numbers of victims being willing to come forward than to an overall increase in sexual violence, Whitley said.

That increase includes a jump in cases from combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, to 165 from 131 the year before.

Congresswoman Jane Harman, a congressional critic of the military’s handling of sexual violence, said the statistics show the problem is still rampant.

“While the report shows modest improvement, we’re far from Mission Accomplished,” the California Democrat said in a statement. “Military women are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.”

The latest figures include 2,280 cases

Raping their fellow soldiers?? Army men who conduct themselves in said manner need to be waterboarded with their dishonorable asses.  Just triflin’.

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  • Mrs. Philly

    I have heard of this before.

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  • Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society

    I hear about this all the time. smh…there was an episode of this on that show Lie To Me. sad

  • Bajansparkle

    Ladies keep ur weapons on u at all times so if there is a problem you can bust his nuts!!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Gambit Luva-Luva...™

    This isn’t new…

  • shavondenise

    Thats nuts. I guess being in the military away from the wifey and girlfriends is just like jail. Its unfortunate that we live in a society where humans cant do the basic things that separate us from other mammals, and that is, having the reasoning skills to know right from wrong. Its normal to be sexually aroused but what makes you barbaric is when you act like a savage and take it from someone less powerful then you. This lets us know that there is still a sexes aspect in society and no matter how equal it appears, it still isnt. That is something that a woman period, ESPECIALLY ONE SERVING HER COUNTRY, shouldnt have to deal with…point blank.

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  • The Truth

    Bring our troops back home. I’m tired of this shit.

  • Cadence

    Sickening. Women have no business in combat.

  • Loch Ness Monster

    Jeez, and they wonder why the number of females enlisting decreases every year.

  • BrownSugarPhilly

    wow. i wouldnt be in the armed forces, its dangerous across the board. and being a woman…

  • http://Bossip Soul Ese

    Well you gotta understand that a lot of this enlisted guys didn’t have much going on for them back home any ways. I mean how many people really join the military to defend this country because of being proud to be an american? They need a check and a place to live and in some cases with the women they’re joining just to get out of town so no one knows they were really hoodrats and try to get a fresh start.

  • chrisbrowninhoes

    Thats equal rights fo yo ass.

  • http://yahoo.com mzprettylady

    This make me very sad and after reading the story of Laverna Johnson I’m praying for her family I hope one day she receives justice for what happen to her. God bless all the women fighting in arm forces.

  • darealwifey

    This is not new. It’s sick. Those women will probably come back worse than if the enemy had done it. Their fellow soldiers are behaving like animals. The military needs to pull female soldiers out of there if they cannot handle this epidemic. I hope the rapists are prosecuted FULLY when they return to the states.

    Sad thing is most of these guys will expect to be treated like “heroes” by their family and communities when they return. The last 5 or 6 years of U.S. history will not be pretty when future generations judge this time period.

  • ME ME ME

    hmm NOPE NOT JOINING!

  • Curious

    Mamimundo, damn was it really that way. But how do u cope with it. And are the female who join aware of this, I assume they are but what kind of desperation makes a woman join then ?

  • About it

    The story of Laverna Johnson is very sad. This story affects all of us because this is sometimes the only path for many of our sisters due to socio-economics.
    If the military-industrial complex has its way, we all may be serving in the military in these perpetual wars.
    Where are those ultra feminists (who were really working for the enemy) now that their dream has become our nightmare?
    The irony is not lost on me that we are spending billions to fight the Taliban and most of them are in our military.
    To the women who suffered this injustice:
    Know that God sees all and His justice is very exacting. Continue to speak out, inform and enlighten the rest of us.

  • bill. i. am.

    THIS SHOULDN’T COME AS A SURPRISE WITH THE CRIMINALS AND LOSERS THAT THE MILITARY SO DESPERATELY RECRUITS AND THEIR ATTITUDE OF TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THIS SHIT. NEXT YEAR THE REPORT WILL COME OUT AGAIN, SAY THE SAME THING AND EVERYBODY WILL ACT SURPRISED ALL OVER AGAIN.

  • Roe ski Love - The checks in the mail

    Sending women to combat is stupid as hell anyway. These soldiers are brainwashed in boot camp, so their mental capacities are diminished when they go to combat, thinking that all they have is their gun for survival. They are subject to do many things that they maybe would not consider while in the states.

  • WillStylz

    I spend 4 yrs in the army and dudes in there are all about trying to get sum from the women its crazy they..they always hitting on the women that are lower enlisted and all kinds of shyt and when we went to iraq there was an lot of cheating going on and if ppl think that there love one is faithful while he or she is in iraq or wherever they are they have another thing coming…cuz i seen first hand when ur away from ur family for so long u will cheat..i neva did but ppls i know did and they was cool wit it,,it wasnt an big thing to them

  • grant

    that’s why women don’t need to be on the front line….

  • gatti

    a

  • JoeBlow

    thats true because you where one of them

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