Why do an estimated 80% of these rapes go unreported?
They didn’t report because they didn’t think they’d be believed… They didn’t report because they were ashamed and humiliated and they didn’t want anyone to know what happened to them.
Oh, I should probably clarify that we’re not talking Iraqis raping Iraqis. These are Americans raping Americans.
[In 2006] there were 2,974 cases of rape and sexual assault across the services. And of those, only 292 cases resulted in a military trial.
And in 2007 there were even fewer prosecutions. Of more than 2,200 servicemen investigated for sexual assault, only 181 were prosecuted…
And in a majority of cases, the punishment doesn’t seem to match the crime. Often most offenders only get a reduction in rank or reduced pay.
And the Western world is supposedly so much more civilized.by