RAPE Epidemic in the U.S. Military:
“The Invisible War” 2012 Oscar-Nominated Documentary
This documentary presents the facts: Over 500,000 women have been raped in the U.S. military. The Trailer and Clips of 2012 Documentary– WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB88QE0TSDE Executive Producer of This Film Was Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Founder of Miss Representation http://www.missrepresentation.org/about-us/team-members/
“This is NOT just a military problem. Most rapists are repetitive criminals, when they get off scott free, they will keep raping other women, often for years and years — and they go home and prey on women in neighborhoods across the United States, back home.” –– Quotes from film
Shocking Facts From the Film :
- Women are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.
- Women who’ve been raped in the military have a PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder rate that’s HIGHER than men who’ve been in COMBAT
- 15% of rapists in the military had attempted or committed rape BEFORE entering the military — TWICE THE RATE than in the civilian population
- Female soldiers who were raped were told by the military that RAPE IS JUST AN “OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD” of being in the military — meaning women should basically just expect to get raped while serving in the military.
- Over 20,000 MEN were raped while serving in the military in 2011.
- Over 20% of women have been raped while serving in the military – so female soldiers have a 20% chance of getting raped – that’s about 19,000 women in 2011.
- Many men who commit military rapes often rape female soldiers in an EXTREMELY VIOLENT way, where the women/rape victims sustain serious injuries during the assault.
- The male soldier who raped army soldier Hannah Sewell, (Hannah’s father is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army), raped her so brutally that he snapped nerves in her spine, and her hips were nearly dislocated / rotated — Hannah was a virgin when he raped her.
2/13/31 The Invisible War
ABC News 2/22/13 Oscar-Nominated ‘Invisible War’ Reveals Hidden Rape Crisis in the Military http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/02/oscar-nominated-invisible-war-reveals-hidden-rape-crisis-in-the-military/