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Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. Anyone who has ever served in the military knows all about the higher rate of sexual assaults. When I served in Iraq a good friend of mine (female) was raped by a fellow soldier. The rapis was slapped on the wrist and the whole thing was quietly swept under the rug. This disgusts me every single day. I don’t know a solution to the problem, but obviously what the military is doing right now isn’t working.

  2. Well, the first step would be to actually, you know, punish rapists. We should also enact whatever measures it takes to ensure that gets done, including harsher penalties for covering this up and giving victims more opportunities to file complaints (particularly outside the military heirarchy, since that isn’t working).

    (Sadly, I can’t seem to access the original article right now. I may have more comments when I can.)

  3. Yeah, I learned something very early on in my military career… Despite some very wonderful individuals, as an institution, the military is a horrible, horrible group. I place the blame squarely on the horrible, horrible people who manage to get themselves in positions of power. It’s a lot like the Catholic church that way, I suppose.

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