According to CNN reporter, Christian Amanpour, there were an estimated 26,000 rapes in the U.S. Military last year with only 3,000 of them actually being reported. And even fewer were actually prosecuted. Remember what I said…the problem isn’t that women shouldn’t be in the ranks….the problem is within Military Command because it is they who do not enforce their own standard of conduct.
Apparently they “get it” in Australia. Lt. Gen. David Morrison of the Australian Army responds in a video to a story that emails degrading several female service members were being circulated by their male colleagues. This video demonstrates the kind of attitude that American Military Command should have–zero tolerance. His message, if you can’t handle women in the Australian Army, “get out”.
The problem isn’t the women, it’s the men and how they react to the women. They can change if they want to. Right now, American males (in general) don’t want to. That’s why leadership actually has to lead the way. We did it with integrating the armed forces. We can and should do it again. So, Officers, it’s time to cowboy up. “Adapt and overcome” or get the fuck out of the way.