More likely to be raped than shot

Feministing has a creepy plug into an article about sexual assault on female soldiers. The article is bad enough on its own, especially with the fact that over 90% of these sexual assaults are being dismissed with little more than slaps on the wrist, but if you check out the reactions to it, there’s an awful lot of rape rationalisation going on here.

Say it with me, dudes: “Rape is not okay, ever”. That’s all we need to know and this subject, and the fact that it’s not okay is why it’s called rape in the first place. Men can and should control themselves, whether they’re in the army, politicians, or just your average joe. Rape is not “yet another reason women should not be in the army”. Continue reading