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Report: Military Sexual Assault Survivors Not Protected from Retaliation

A new report says that military service members who report sexual assault face a very high risk of retaliation, including threats, harassment, and loss of promotions and work opportunities. The report says military sexual assault survivors are twelve times more likely to be retaliated against than their attackers are… » 5/18/15 2:30pm 5/18/15 2:30pm

Indonesia Still Using Humiliating 'Virginity Tests' on Female Soldiers

Human rights groups are calling on Indonesia to end the practice of requiring “virginity tests” for female military recruits, in which a doctor visually and manually checks for the presence of a hymen. An Indonesian military official told the Guardian the practice was necessary to weed out “naughty” women, while Human… » 5/15/15 7:00pm 5/15/15 7:00pm

Playboy Model Detained for Snatching Flag From Black Students' Protest

Michelle Manhart, a former staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force who left the military after posing in uniform for Playboy, was detained by university police at Valdosta State University in Georgia after snatching away an American flag from a group of black students. The students were standing on the flag as a… » 4/20/15 10:50am 4/20/15 10:50am

Navy Welcomes Women on Subs, Omits Guy Who Filmed Some in the Shower

The Navy is officially offering enlisted women submarine placements—that's what she said! OK, now that that joke's out of the way … the plan was formally approved in December, the same month a first petty officer was caught filming his fellow female first petty officers in the shower for over one year and selling the… » 1/21/15 5:50pm 1/21/15 5:50pm

Sudan Refuses to Let UN Investigate Reports of Mass Rape By Military

The United Nations has been trying for weeks to investigate reports that Sudanese soldiers raped over 200 women and girls in late October in the village of Tabit, North Darfur. A leaked internal UN report says the Sudanese military is deliberately making it hard for its peacekeepers to investigate the claims,… » 12/10/14 1:10pm 12/10/14 1:10pm

Army Quietly Grants Gropey General a Cushy Retirement

Last year, the Army demoted and retired a two-star general after he allegedly felt up a female advisor in Djibouti in 2012. Former Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker’s hushed departure is a far cry from the public trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair earlier this year, though their punishments are similar: demotion with… » 10/02/14 2:00pm 10/02/14 2:00pm

Cee-Lo Green Pulled From Military Base Performance

After his atrocious Twitter comments about rape and subsequent terrible apology, Cee-Lo Green has been cut from the performance line-up of a concert at a D.C. navy base. It seems concert organizers realized that having someone who has allegedly drugged and raped a woman and then complained about it was not the right… » 9/05/14 10:10am 9/05/14 10:10am