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Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Military Is Not a New Problem

Earlier this year, in what is referred to as the Marines United Facebook scandal, it was discovered that an undetermined number of photos of nude or nearly nude female Marines were shared without their consent in a private Facebook group comprising almost 30,000 members, most of whom were active-duty Marines, Marine Corps veterans, or British […]

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Issue: Military

Training Ground for Abuse? Sexual Assault Reports Are Increasing at Two Military Academies

According to a report by the Department of Defense, two of the three national military academies have seen increased reports of sexual assault in the last year. The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, saw increases in sexual assault reports. The number of reports at the […]

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Issue: College

Marine Cyber-based Sexual Abuse Scandal Reveals Systemic Military Problem

In the wake of the recent scandal involving hundreds of U.S. Marines being investigated for sharing nude photographs of women—including some of which were allegedly taken without the consent or knowledge of the subject—it’s important to recognize the link between this investigation, as well as the military’s enduring culture of sexual harassment and assault, with […]

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“Bill” – Testimony before Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography, 1985

“Bill,” a veteran convicted of sexual assault of a minor, testified in 1985, before the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography in Washington, DC. He candidly explained the horrific effects that porn use had upon himself, his attitudes toward the opposite sex, and his sexual compulsions. “I had a hedonistic attitude toward sex. The magazines told […]

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