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  •  They certainly are not in the (0+ / 0-)

    military... they have gone waaay up.

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    by Diane Gee on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 11:59:00 AM PDT

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    •  As a percentage of women have they gone way up? (0+ / 0-)

      Back in 1960 when there were something like 5 women in the military versus now when there are hundreds of thousands?

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      by Sparhawk on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 12:09:26 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, if we women stayed home where (3+ / 0-)
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        we belonged, we wouldn't be raped, eh?  But you may have a point on the military.  I guess now that more serve, more are raped.  I can't find statistics on all the WACs from Nam though I looked.

        General rapes have not declined every year, though reported rapes are a small percentage of actual rapes.

        Here's nice chart that tells that overall they have gone up from 1960, with valleys and peaks inbetween. They are down a smidge since 90.  

        But its fairly dismissive to say that we are not in decline.  We have made huge strides backwards in many areas of women's autonomy over their bodies since the Civil Rights era.

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        by Diane Gee on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 12:34:39 PM PDT

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        •  A smidge...? (0+ / 0-)

          They are down over 25%, by the graph it could be 30% off the peak.

          I agree that there are probably still major issues with this, but I would not argue we are 'in decline'. The data says the problem is getting better, not worse!

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          by Sparhawk on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 01:16:07 PM PDT

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          •  And yet? (0+ / 0-)

            every 2 seconds a woman is sexually assaulted in this county.

            54% OF THOSE ARE NOT REPORTED.  

            We were more likely to report them in the late 70's early 80's before the mindset of blame the women, take away abortions and neo-conservativism took root.

            Tell you what?  You really have no idea what you are talking about, what we go through, the many women who tell their tales as survivors.

            Its not getting better.  Its getting worse.  You're not a woman, you would not understand.

            Now, please, desist telling us how lucky we are.  

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            by Diane Gee on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 01:21:48 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think so, Diane Gee - I think REPORTING (3+ / 0-)
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      rate has gone up -- but I have not been active duty since the very early 1980s -- before Tailhook broke, in fact.

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      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 12:48:19 PM PDT

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