A new survey made in the Armed forces in my country shows that 33 % of all women in the Armed forces have experienced sexual harrasment, 7 have been raped and 37 attempted raped....By fellow soldiers that is!
Subsonic has got a good point about wracs getting stuck into each other, my troop staffy told us about his time as a mil training instructor at guildford...
I also heard what is probably an urban myth about a para streaking down the corridor of one of the wrac blocks in Rheindahlen, who whilst half way down was jumped, taken into the drying room and rogered senseless by a troop of wracs, apparently he was a right mess afterwards...again could be one of those mally club myths...
Sexual crime is generally acknowledged to be a crime of dominance and power, not primarily sexually motivated. Male rapes are carried out more often by heterosexual men than by homosexual men....does that surprise you?
I don't know the stats (any RMPs out there who want to comment?) but I would put bets on most military rapists being in either in a position of superior rank, or wishing to humilate those of equal rank to them.
Sexual harrassment is a cheap and easy way for those men threatened by women to 'keep them in their place'. I have to say, I have never had the misfortune to be harrassed in that way, but then men who sexually harrass women are gutless inadequates..............and gutless inadequates tend to avoid me.
It's a fair comment about the WRAC, although I think some people got a rather overdramatic view of how bad the problem was. It certainly existed where there was a large concentration of very militant gay JNCOs in positions of power. Interesting, i wonder if the same dysfunctional psychological impulses drive female rapists/harrassers as male ones?
I don't know of very many female rapists...It would be interesting to make a survey among male nurses for instance, to hear how many have been raped by female collegues??? Not very many I should guess..
But as you say Prodigal, it's about power not about sex so the fact that men also get raped (by men) only doubles the problem. Or ..?
Mr Happy, don't be fooled by my number of posts! It doesn't mean I'm clever, just opinionated..
I take your point about prisons, but the fact is true outside of prisons as well.
Ladybird, I was talking about female on female rapes. (this is a really unpleasant subject, isn't it? but a valid one for discussion)
The cases reported in the US were very much about instructors in basic training camps wasn't it? And also I recall the harrassment incidents involving naval officers and female officers joining their ship. At least that's what's been reported in the UK press.
Ok - living in a secluded little happy country - I can't recall ever having heard of one single female on female rape..... but yes definitly an issue.
I still say that the vast majority of cases of sexual violence involve men as the agressive part; the victims being women, children and other men alike...Just an interessting point. The fact that the Armed Forces are traditionally very male dominated both in numbers and in values/ mentality explains the outcome of the mentined survey....
Hold on, I know I could be showing my stupidity and on a most serious subject but F on F must surely be sexual assualt and to be honest I would expect to be pretty damn rare (I've never heard of a case ever but accept it does happen). I wouldn't want to class an F on F assault as anywhere near as terrible a crime as M on F rape. And whilst you may disagree (perfectly fine) the sentencing would I feel bare this out.
The fact that the Armed Forces are traditionally very male dominated both in numbers and in values/ mentality explains the outcome of the mentined survey....
That M on M "survey" - where did it come from, was in military only or as I suspect it is US civilian figures including a prison population. Where did it come from Prodigal? Certainly most or all guys Ive met in my military career have been straight and if a tiny proportion were gay and interested in attacking other men could really swing the numbers so steadily round that the cnuts that attack women are in the minority? I very much doubt it.
Sorry, did I give the impression that I thought M on M rapes was most common? Didn't mean to!! I think both M on M and F on F rapes are pretty rare. THe definition of the latter - you may well be correct - still awful though!
As for the 'survey' I got my info on, it was actually an article about M on M rape - again, sorry, can't remember when but I think it was in a womans magazine.