“I couldn’t,” Mr. Capshaw recalled, shaking his head, in an interview this spring. “You say you’ve been raped by another man, people blame you, they shame you. They just don’t get how something like this can happen.” Mr. Capshaw joined the Army at 17 and was stationed at BaumholderContinue Reading Sexual trauma in the Canadian Forces is similar to childhood sexual abuse because of the violation of trust and camaraderie that is key to military life, according to a briefing provided to senior defence officials. Victims of sexual misconduct in the ranks are typically young, and within the militaryContinue Reading

Donald Trump Is Standing by His Comments on Sexual Assault in … Understanding how military culture might encourage sexual violence, and advocating for change there, is critical to curbing the occurrence of assaults.Continue Reading These findings show that military sexual assault is not a male-and-female problem, as Trump says, or that it should be expected as long as women serve in the military, as Lauer suggests. Their statements indicate a fundamental misunderstanding of sexual assault. Rape and sexual assaults are crimes of violence,Continue Reading “The moment a man enlists in the United States armed forces, his chances of being sexually assaulted increase by a factor of ten,” wrote Nathaniel Penn in a GQ report on the growing epidemic of rape in the military. “Women, of course, are much more likely to be victimsContinue Reading