Our Military And Rape

Our military is supposed to be honorable.

Reconcile that with this (Feministing):

James Allen Selby was a rapist. He raped and assaulted at least 12 women (not including a 9-year old girl). In October 2004, he was convicted on 27 counts, which included armed robbery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder (for slitting the throat of one of the women). Hours before his sentencing, he hung himself in a Tuscan, AZ jail.

James Allen Selby was also a Persian Gulf War veteran. So in respect to Pentagon policy, he was buried with full military honors.

Considering that from recruitment to serving in war, women in the military face sexual violence from our own troops, you’d think every politician who mouths the platitudes of supporting our troops would be up in arms.  No.  The Pentagon won’t act:

From 2004 to 2005, there has been a 40 percent increase in the reports of sexual assaults in the military, so you would think that taking some action would be a no-brainer.

What kind of military are we building?

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