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The military has become the epicenter for rape and abuse of women, all of which military officials have swept aside with all too little concern. Case after case of rape and sexual harassment are dismissed with little to no investigation made. The women of the military live scared of their male superiors and colleagues, and what they might do. Victims of sexual harassment or rape often see their pursuers honorably discharged and returned to society with no criminal record.
This is not to say, however, that all men in the military commit sex crimes. In fact, the case seems to be far from to a rape victim who states, “I had close friends I could talk to about it [her rape]. I had all the women on the ship behind me a hundred percent. I had the men on the ship standing behind me a hundred percent. Except for this one man, they were all my brothers… I don’t think I’ll ever find that anyplace else in the world, that sense of camaraderie, that sense of brotherhood.” (Unknown, 121-122)
Officials in the military also attempt to teach the men in the military how to conduct themselv…