RAPE IN THE US MILITARY
We are sad to report that despite all of our reports over the years to report rape in the military as a serious problem, that it appears little has been done to reduce it. Last year 3,158 sexual crimes were reported in the US military, and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office of the Department of Defense estimated that there were a further 19,000 unreported cases of sexual assault last year.
We blame the corporate media, as we do every year, because this could be greatly reduced if they would just devote major headlines to reporting on it, which would embarrass the military into taking serious action. Most mass media headlines this morning diverting the attention of the masses from serious stories, are about candidates supported by defense cheats, banksters and polluters who corporate media designate are the only ones who will be allowed in elections that will take place a year from now, because these candidates will, as do the corporate media, definitely sell out the American people’s desire to end the wars, get public health care, or whatever polling shows the American people clearly want in opposition to the interests of the 1%.
Corporate media don’t care because these young ladies are from the ranks of the poor and working class, not in the 1% or even the traditional middle class. They are not daughters of professionals or sisters of business owners. These victims are as ignored as the remains of military dead thrown into landfills, even as corporate media stick their microphones in front of anyone who will say “we support the troops” in their efforts to keep the wars as popular as possible on behalf of the profits of their owners, board members and advertisers.
We had to go to British news to find this excellent article by Lucy Broadbent on it this morning, including several videos bringing readers up to date about this outrage.