Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Sexual Assault in the Military

(1)Take a bunch of young men, teach them to violate the most basic norms of humane behavior, to kill, to commit arson, to destroy property.

(2)Remove from them the traditional recourses of soldiers for sexual gratification (prostitutes and camp followers).

(3)Compound with the intense stress of multiple deployments and combat.

(4)Mix young women in all or most of their units.

(5)Experience sexual assaults.

(6)Act surprised.