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  •  Heck when I was going to basic for the AF I had (4+ / 0-)

    fellow male enlistees acting like they hadn't seen a woman for months instead of kissing thier wives and girlfriends goodbye at the air port. One even proposed to me before we landed and pursued me for over a year with an engagement ring. I tried to be nice but in the end had to go all hard.

    THere is something about the psychology of throwing a bunch of young people together with all the mythology of militry service. Especially considering that women in the past were considered camp followers or prostitutes... It is hard baggage to shed for women in service.

    And honestly I am the first to deride clergy for not acknowledging child sexual abuse. Told 3 ministers from different  churches (sects) and thier answer was for me to keep silent and endure because god put my stepfather in charge of me. Yeah gods plan for 5 yr olds to be forced to participate in sexual activities. But you are right about the military and its difficulties with the sexuality of the young in a military history laden with sexual adventure and aggressiveness (part & parcel of military service and age) .

    I don't know what the military can do.

    Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 11:27:54 AM PST

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