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  •  There is pleny of gay rape in the military. (3+ / 0-)
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    incognita, blue aardvark, DSPS owl

    According to Claire McCaskill on MSNBC the other night, over half of the rapes in the military are male on male.

    Don't kid yourself that only women are raped.  There are actually more men raped in this country every year than women, due to the number of rapes that occur in our prisons.

    •  One correction. (3+ / 0-)
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      JayBat, blue aardvark, BachFan

      Men raping men (especailly in prisons) is not necessarily gay rape.  I misspoke there.

      •  Calling one rape hetero and another gay (1+ / 0-)
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        DSPS owl

        shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what rape and sexual predation really are about.  

        Using sex as a weapon is about power, control, abuse, violence and brutality.  It isn't really about sex.  It is about predation.

        While sexual predators may have preferences about what "type" of prey they pursue, they are not expressing anything close to normal sexual desires and shouldn't be confused as to be doing so.

        The Chain of Command is currently aligned to protect predators and further injure/eject victims.  It doesn't matter what sex you are in the face of that kind of system.  Neither men nor women can fight a system as all-powerful and corrupt as the one that is currently in place.

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