When the topic of rape in the military comes up, many people assume that it only happens to women. In truth, military men are raped too and by an alarming rate. Those numbers could be higher because the majority of men serving in our armed forces do not report what happened to them. Mentioned in the research:. There are a number of issues connected to the rape of men in the military, which largely are connected to organizational culture. Our hope in this article is to expose the myths that exist about men who are raped in the military and to stop the culture of lying about an issue that is not often discussed and widely misunderstood.
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Now that gay people can serve openly in the US Military and get legally married in all 50 states , the thousands of veterans who received dishonorable or "undesirable" discharges before the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell DADT in obviously deserve to have their discharges upgraded to "honorable. Before Obama repealed DADT, it was illegal for gay people to serve openly in the US Military, and gay service members could be kicked out of the military for as little as a casual kiss. Before Bill Clinton put DADT into place in , the military also aggressively conducted investigations, interrogations and sting operations aimed at outing and expelling any service member suspected of engaging in "homosexual activity. According to the New York Times NYT , as many as , service members were discharged for being gay between World War II and , and many of them were given less-than honorable discharges, "barring them from veterans' benefits, costing them government jobs and other employment, and leaving many grappling with shame for decades.
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Elected officials and Pentagon leaders have tended to focus on the thousands of women who have been preyed upon while in uniform. But over the years, more of the victims have been men. On average, about 10, men are sexually assaulted in the American military each year, according to Pentagon statistics.