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:   Executive Producer of This Film Was Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Founder of Miss Representation

“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 militaryTWICE 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 / rotatedHannah 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