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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:54 AM

The Real Military Sex Scandal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-cuomo-cole/the-real-military-sex-sca_b_2157997.html


The Real Military Sex Scandal
Maria Cuomo Cole and Laurie David
Posted: 11/19/2012 8:28 am

Flirtatious emails. Jealous threats. Consensual sex. Scandalous? Hardly. Try... Foolish. Ubiquitous. All too human adult behavior. And frankly none of our business.

The real scandal is that this type of behavior -- stumbled upon via highly questionable investigative practices -- is what garners nonstop media coverage and glaring headlines while a real military sexual scandal, our U.S. military's horrific rape epidemic, affecting tens of thousands of our service members (annually!!), goes unreported and ignored.

And thanks to widespread institutional coverup and lack of responsible media attention, allowed to continue unabated, inflicting debilitating damage on victims, imperiling troop cohesion, and posing a much more grave threat to our national security than a highly forgettable personal drama of soap opera import.

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We watch as countless young service members (both male and female), who have pledged their lives to protect our country, undergo vicious assault and then are, all too often, themselves blamed and exiled in a kafkaesque miscarriage of justice, their lives shattered and worlds transformed into a never ending echo chamber of horrors.

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:17 AM

2. Its why I discouraged my daughter from joining the Navy.

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:54 AM

3. K&R, I agree that this is the real military sex scandal. The Invisible War is on Netflix now.

A recent film out of Sundance, The Invisible War, exposes the truth about the real sex scandal in our U.S. military. It's a wrenching, damning, searing indictment of flagrant criminal practices that have gone on without respite for far too long.

We watch as countless young service members (both male and female), who have pledged their lives to protect our country, undergo vicious assault and then are, all too often, themselves blamed and exiled in a kafkaesque miscarriage of justice, their lives shattered and worlds transformed into a never ending echo chamber of horrors.

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