Rape fears lead women soldiers to suicide, death

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    NEW YORK — U.S. female soldiers in Iraq were assaulted or raped by male soldiers in the women’s latrines, and an alarming number committed suicide, Col. Janis Karpinski reportedly testified before an international human rights commission of inquiry last month.

    “Because the women were in fear of getting up in the darkness [to go to the latrine], they were not drinking liquids after 3 or 4 in the afternoon,” Karpinski testified, according to a report on Truthout.org. “In the 100 degree heat, they were dying of dehydration in their sleep.”


  2. Been done.

    It is complete rubbish.

    If you read it all, the reasons all contradicte each other. And they claim the women had to drink 3 litres aday. Only 3 litres!!!

    They couldn't ask friends to escort them, because they were all tired, but the blokes were alledgedly not tired enough to prevent them hanging around the latrines in packs.

    And have you ever hung around a latrine in the desert? Not the place you'd want to hang around or have sex in (forced or otherwise).
  3. I hope it is rubbish. If you were scared of going to the lav you would just p*ss in one of the empty water bottles you had in your room, wouldn't you?
  4. Yep.

    The women that are bringing this up stateside are quite a bunch too.

    Chief Joseph (I think) brought this up in another thread.

    Similar claims, etc. have been made about Co-ED unis in america. How they are dens of rapist fiends, etc.
  5. Actually it was me who brought this up, choccie_frog, on this thread:


    Having looked into this a bit more, I'm not at all convinced that the allegations are entirely baseless. But there's probably a lot we're not getting to hear about the case.

  6. Check out Col. Janis Karpinski 's history you will see where her motivation lays. It is in the original article.
  7. http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0319/p99s01-duts.html?s=rel

  8. There were rumours that officers would not walk without armed escort in certain areas of the US bases in Iraq because of the gangs that had formed as discipline and morale plummeted.

    I'm sure there is a thread on here about it.
  9. Wasn't the same thing said of the US aircraft carriers?
  10. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    No! Just the sailors in the carriers!
  11. What, that officers wouldn't go into certain parts of the sailors without an armed escort?

    :cyclopsani: :cyclopsani: :cyclopsani:
  12. Have I missed something. Septics are armed to the teeth (thread some place with septic women striped and armed) they have weapons all over them. So any likely lad who approaches in dark is likely to get the good news from Berretta or a 12 inch tooth pick. :thumright:
  13. thats what i do when i roll in slaughtered, if its good enough for me.....
  14. Is there smoke without fire? There have been enough of these kind of reports through the years to raise the antannae - could be because the Americans have greater numbers or because of cultural differences - I'm still naive enough to hope that if British female soldiers faced the same thing on the same scale they would either raise the alarm or take several small pink things painfully into their own hands.......... if I am wrong please put me right... I'm not sure who to believe
  15. Overblown horsesh*t.

    I've seen more abuse of the system than overt abuse of female recruits. I can count two fingers the number of substantial claims made concerning harassment or sexual misconduct. On the other hand I know of several NCOs and officers whose careers have been put on hold during investigations because some female private had an ax to grind with them and made unfounded accusations.