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  •  Most rapes go unreported, it's a studied fact (4+ / 0-)
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    What is your evidence the military is any different?

    •  None (0+ / 0-)

      But because I dont have any I dont just make up stuff like "at least twice that."  ANd when you consider the 26K are the ones reported through the informal, anonymous system it is more likely they it is a number closer to the truth, especially when you consider that is almost 10 times the number of formal reports.  

      Now having been a commander I can tell you that receiving a complain is only the first step.  I have NEVER been able to convince a victim to press charges in a marginal case.  I have had both male and female victims decide they consented rather than go forward with formal charges.  I knew they had been raped and I knew who did it but I couldn't do anything about it because they wouldn't file a complaint.  I also had to deal with two cases of "revenge" accusations.  

      Those are facts I know.  i dont make up ones I don't.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 05:02:06 PM PDT

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      Only 46% of rapes are reported: source

      That means, for the 26000 rapes that were reported, there were approximately 56522 that weren't.  My estimation (what you call "making stuff up") was below that figure.

      "Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert G. Ingersoll

      by Apost8 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 06:39:51 PM PDT

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