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

Gillibrand Not Buying the Pentagon's Report on Military Sexual Assault

A fairly jubilant new report released Thursday by the Department of Defense claims that military sexual assault has dropped sharply in the past two years, while at the same time more victims have come forward to report being assaulted. The Pentagon sees it as clear win, a sign that service members finally feel… » 12/04/14 6:50pm 12/04/14 6:50pm

Sexually Harassing Mayor Wisely Axed From Benefit for Rape Survivors

ICYMI: San Diego mayor Bob Filner was slated to deliver the keynote address at a benefit for survivors of military sexual assault. At the benefit, he was supposed to receive a lifetime achievement award. Then, a few women came forward and pointed out that the only award Filner should get vis a vis unwanted sexual… » 7/29/13 6:45pm 7/29/13 6:45pm

Male Military Assault Victims Feel 'Betrayed' By Oscar-Nominated Doc …

Before the major sexual assaults at Lackland Air Force Base were exposed, it was a long, silent slog for women in the military. But ever since, it's been a banner year: abortion may be more readily insured, women like ex-Marine Sarah Anderson have come forward to let pundits have it for commenting that female… » 2/10/13 5:30pm 2/10/13 5:30pm

Yesterday's Civil Rights Commission Hearing Addressed Sexual Assault in…

A briefing conducted by the Civil Rights Commission in D.C. on Friday and attended by representatives from each branch of the U.S. military, aimed to discuss the problem and prevention of sexual assault in the ranks, proved that change is at hand, but there's still a ways to go. Among the issues discussed were… » 1/12/13 2:40pm 1/12/13 2:40pm