The majority of Military service members who are sexually assaulted each year are men

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    I was not aware of this and found it to be initially counter intuitive. That said the stats back up the claim;

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/u...re-overlooked-victims.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

    Bully for the Times for reporting this.
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    My take away still would be that 47% of the victims comprise only 15% of the work force. Also, I don't necessarily disagree with what the article says about men underreporting, but the same stigma and fears of reporting exist for women too. I've seen/read that they think incidents involving women often go unreported to.
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    I think that those are fair observations.
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    Same social dynamic as prison rape. A lot of the rapists would be in prison if the military were not an option.
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    I've seen some boneheaded remarks on THFSG, but this one takes the cake.
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    Exact same way I feel about criminals and cops.
    The only difference out here in LA is whether or not you want taxes taken out of your earnings.
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    So you're defending the sexual assaults, or denying they took place?
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    Differences in motivation of the offender. Against women, the assault is more likely to be sexually motivated but assaults on men tend to be about hazing and humiliation, as the article points out.

    Another reason why women have often been the focus in the media is not only because it's under-reported by men, but because there are far less women in the military comparatively and much higher rates of sexual assault against them, thus their chances of being assaulted are much higher.

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