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Sean Kendall

Military Sexual Assault affects men as well as women


Posted on Jul 02, 2013

"In a debate that focuses largely on women," James Dao of the New York Times reports, "this fact is often overlooked: the majority of service members who are sexually assaulted each year are men." While many point to the low numbers of women in order to minimize the scale of military sexual assault, this fact reminds us that it is a widespread, cultural problem within the military.

Experts still note that women are more likely to be sexually assaulted, but sexual assaults are vastly underreported among men. The New York Times article suggests that many soldiers resisted reporting sexual contact--even unwanted sexual contact--because of the Don't Ask Don't Tell laws in place before 2011.

A recent documentary,Justice Denied, discusses this issue.

See below for a link to the New York Times piece.

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