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Today’s light breakfast reading is based on the following rant:

RAPE of female soldiers in the military.

I am an Army brat, ex Army wife, and ex Marine wife.

I am a supporter of our troops and admire the sacrifice they make.

This is not a reflection on ALL military, so don’t give me shit about this.

I wholly and totally support our Armed Forces.

However,

There is an element, just like in the real world that needs to be addressed.

Rapists. Tolerance of Rapists. Victim blaming. Using power to cover up a crime.

In 2009 there were more than 200,000 rapes of U.S. soldiers, most of them women. Not only were these women raped, they were brutally raped causing lifelong medical conditions that the VA takes years to resolve. On top of that there are shoeboxes full of suicide letter from these women. Some have gone through with it, some have not.

Now.

Those are reported rapes. Understand that. Realistically we can likely double this number.

The repercussions of reporting rape. Well, let’s just say, your military career is shot and you are extricated with a deeply rooted idea that it was your fault. Most women that report this heinous crime are immediately threatened about making “FALSE” claims.

In a video I watched last night, “The Invisible War” one of the things that most stuck with me was a woman that said when she reported her rape, the CO (Commanding Officer) asked her if she thought this was a joke. When she said she didn’t understand that comment, he stated that 3 other women had done the same regarding the same perpetrator. Another women was charged with adultery because her rapist was married.

I’m not even gonna WTF this. Here. What The Fuck?????

How in the hell have women become chattel to use and abuse as desired?

How is it that this is common knowledge in the military and nothing is being done. Nothing but a bunch of bullshit lip service.

There is no option to get non-military legal counsel and the military legal counsel these women do get are instructed to break the victim down until she believes and states is was her fault.

Again. What The Fuck??

A small group of women have gotten together and filed suit. When you join the military you sign an agreement that you CANNOT sue the military, so kudos to them. I shall be following this very closely.

I’m on this one.

RAPE IS RAPE IS RAPE IS RAPE IS RAPE.

RAPE CULTURE ALLOWS IT.

YES, I’M SO ON THIS…

Enjoy your eggs and toast.

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