The Causes Of Sexual Harassment In The Military
It is even a statistical fact that a woman is twice as more likely to be harassed and/or assaulted in the military than if she was a civilian
Sexual harassment on rare occasions can also happen to a male too. It is not really as reported as often as it should due to the fact that a man would normally find this embarrassing so it is pretty much a matter of pride and reputation. A man would believe if he is being harassed by a woman, he believes that his peers would see him as either a wimp for not doing …show more content…
Instead they get fined, reduced privileges, counseling, discharged,moved to another squadron. These situations can happen because the person in charge might not want this information being released to the public and want it swept under the rug. An example of this is the case of Rachel Blumer, a United States sailor, who was both harassed and assaulted. Instead of the perpetrators being punished it was Blumer who gotten penalized by her command and ostracized from her unit. There were even rumors going around saying that she lied about being raped just to get out of a
DUI. Blumer was further criticized about her experience, being called weak for not sucking it up and just get back to work. On her first day back, Blumer’s security clearance was also revoked until her DUI charge was cleared, so instead of intercepting iraqi transmissions for the location of roadside bombs, she was assigned janitorial duties.
The are also cases are severely mishandled and not taken seriously by the person who is in charge of the investigation. For example, the case of Katie Rapp of the Ohio National Guard who was engaged at the time when she first got harassed during