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  •  The willingness to acknowledge and confront (1+ / 0-)
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    GreenMother

    the problem is a big step. Even the larger culture is still absorbed with how women should protect themselves. Not inappropriate - there are guidelines to prevent being robbed.

    The military especially needs to focus on teaching men what rape is and what sexual assault and harassment are. To establish that reports will be investigated, prosecuted as appropriate and when convictions and sentences follow, they will not be overturned by a CO.

    The women who report the assaults also need to be protected from harassment and negative impact on their careers.

    Thanks for keeping a spotlight on this.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 12:05:04 AM PDT

    •  Yes! (0+ / 0-)
      The military especially needs to focus on teaching men what rape is and what sexual assault and harassment are. To establish that reports will be investigated, prosecuted as appropriate and when convictions and sentences follow, they will not be overturned by a CO.
      Why they resist this notion for decade upon decade is beyond me. But you nailed it. I believe this could be taught to all Americans across the board, starting in primary school, but that's just me.

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