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  •  If that's "the problem" then why are nearly (2+ / 0-)
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    Penny GC, BlackSheep1

    50% of the people who say they've experienced unlawful sexual contact men?

    •  Fair enough, it's not the ONLY problem (3+ / 0-)
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      but it's the one entlord was referencing.  Which does not equate with blaming women.

      I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

      by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Wed May 15, 2013 at 07:56:01 AM PDT

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    •  Hetrocentric thinking to assume males are not (1+ / 0-)
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      Predates on by other men.

      •  It is a mistake to think that this problem (1+ / 0-)
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        Horace Boothroyd III

        is rooted in male/female archetypes.

        In fact, it is a fundamental misunderstanding of the real roots of the act of rape to think that it is really about sex.  It is about dominance, power and control - and violence.  A beating not involving any attempts to employ sex as a component of the attacker's arsenal against the victim is basically the same thing except for the fact that as a society - and as victims - we are thrown into another realm of "shame" when sexual tactics are introduced into the equation.

        What's pretty clear here is that there is a breakdown of humanity and lawful adherence to civilized society within the military now.  The sexual politics are a convenient excuse for those who argue that women should not be in the military while the reality is that this unchecked and institutionalized culture of victimization and brutality would live on if all we did was address the sexual politics.

        Let's not forget that one of the Commanding Officers who set aside a guilty verdict in one of the few sexual assault cases that was even prosecuted is a woman.

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