Justin on International Women’s Day
In 2009 reported sexual assaults went up 11 percent, according to Department of Defense statistics, with one in three women reporting having been sexually violated while serving in the military. The Pentagon itself admits that reported incidents probably represent just 20 percent of those that actually occur. Female recruits are now far more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed in combat.
Those figures are difficult to process. There are currently something like 1.8 million women in the US military. That’s 600,000 sexual assaults.