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  •  You must have missed the (3+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, BachFan, DSPS owl

    hugely important detail that nearly 50% of the 26,000 who said that they had been subjected to inappropriate sexual contact in the survey were MEN.

    •  I did miss that (0+ / 0-)

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:49:38 AM PDT

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      •  It is really important because the equal (2+ / 0-)
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        opportunity aspect of this breakdown in order suggests that much much more than sexual politics is at play here.

        I think it would be interesting to find out what the statistics on simple assault are in the military these days.  

        I think that the sexual assault rate is probably just the tip of the iceberg now.  I would bet that going beyond just sexual assault statistics we would find other evidence of behaviors that are similarly predatory and brutal - and, of course very importantly, indicative of a lawless and uncivilized culture.

        •  Not lawless (2+ / 0-)
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          Lawful evil, to use a Dungeons and Dragons idiom. You can do damn near anything to those below you, and owe obedience to those above you, but may subvert orders if you can get away with it.

          This needs to be addressed, as others have noted, as evidence of a systemic problem.

          Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

          by blue aardvark on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:01:11 PM PDT

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          •  It is lawless. (0+ / 0-)

            There are rules of conduct in the military and higher rank does not empower anyone to break the law under the rules and regulations that are in place.  The rules and regulations have been thrown out whilst the chain of command has remained in place.  We probably think ourselves lucky that we haven't seen an internal revolt in response to the abuse of power that is clearly baked into the system at present.

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