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#1 Jabadoodle

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:15 PM


Watched this documentary last night. Disturbing. 

 

This documentary calls attention to little-known facts about the high prevalence of rape within the ranks of America's armed forces. Interviews with military personnel, elected officials and rape victims provide alarming evidence.

 


A statistic from Time magazine (2/4/2013 Issue): 30% of US military commanders
who have been relieved of duty in the past eight years because of sex-related
offences, including adultery, harassment and improper relations.

 



#2 JBetty

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

That never happened before they allowed women in the armed forces.

Stupid women, fucking up the military.   :rolleyes:



#3 Jabadoodle

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

That never happened before they allowed women in the armed forces.

Stupid women, fucking up the military.   :rolleyes:


The documentary shows a clip from a military sexual-assault-prevention  video that basically does give the message that is could be the woman's fault. Near the end the doc also says some court (I'll have to rewatch to get the details right) ruled that sexual-harassment is an expected danger of the job of being in the military. Note: Some men were raped (by men) too. While there are fewer of those cases, the movie suggests the men often suffer even worse psychological effects because even more than the women, they feel even more isolated and like they can't say anything or tell anyone.



#4 JBetty

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:30 PM


Some men were raped (by men) too. While there are fewer of those cases, the movie suggests the men often suffer even worse psychological effects because even more than the women, they feel even more isolated and like they can't say anything or tell anyone.

 

 

That never happened before they allowed gay people in the armed forces.

Stupid gay people, fucking up the military.   :rolleyes:


 



#5 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Why do we as american's label every problematic portion of our society as a "war"?

Are we really this militaristic in thought/discourse?



#6 Jabadoodle

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Why do we as american's label every problematic portion of our society as a "war"?

Are we really this militaristic in thought/discourse?


Good point. Framing this as a "war" is not helpful.



#7 TEO

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Why do we as american's label every problematic portion of our society as a "war"?

Are we really this militaristic in thought/discourse?

 

 

Yes, keeps us on the offensive or defensive, aids in dividing and conquering.    :grin:



#8 Feck

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

tail hooked ?



#9 JBetty

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

tail hooked ?

 

 

Remember how they told us it was an anomaly and was not indicative of the culture within the military?



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Why do we as american's label every problematic portion of our society as a "war"?

Are we really this militaristic in thought/discourse?

 

Just to upset you.  :lol:



#11 TEO

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

We are conditioning our military to kill in spite of conscious or unconscious resistance to such, is it really any surprise when other moral lines are crossed?



#12 concert andy

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

We are conditioning our military to kill in spite of conscious or unconscious resistance to such, is it really any surprise when other moral lines are crossed?

 

 

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines and then you will be in a world of shit because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?



#13 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Just to upset you.   :lol:

 

Well, then it is a failure. Because it doesn't upset me. :jimy:



#14 TEO

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore."



#15 Depends

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Well, then it is a failure. Because it doesn't upset me. :jimy:

the TaSB war....



#16 Jabadoodle

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

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I ain't got no place else to go.



#17 Feck

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Remember how they told us it was an anomaly and was not indicative of the culture within the military?

 

i don't think anyone was fooled by that except the media.



#18 china cat

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

this has been on my "to watch" list for a while.

 

here is the trailer