Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:
It’s been nine years since Barack Obama and the liberals in Congress began their decade-long march of radical sexual experimentation in the military. While the dust from their forced march has yet to settle, a troubling image of their “new” military is emerging. After a horrifying new survey on sexual abuse in the ranks, Democrats like Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) want the House and Senate to take a “more aggressive approach.” But, as far as military leaders are concerned, Congress has done quite enough, thankyouverymuch.
According to Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine personnel, “there were an estimated 20,500 instances of unwanted sexual contact” (which the Pentagon defines as anything from groping to rape) in 2018 — a 38 percent increase over 2016. Jackie Speier can complain all she wants, but in the end, she’s blaming the military for a problem her party helped create. She voted to overturn “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” too, so it’s a little late to be grumbling about the consequences.
It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that when Congress introduced even more sexual tension into the troops, it put thousands of men and women in defenseless and compromising positions. The Left spent Barack Obama’s entire presidency sexualizing the military, beginning with the repeal of DADT — and continuing with the push for open transgenderism. Almost a decade later, I guess “we told you so” isn’t a message his party wants to hear.
Here’s what the new study actually says:
Enlisted female troops ages 17 to 24 were at the highest risk of being assaulted, said Nathan Galbreath, deputy director of the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. The Pentagon will target troops in that age range for prevention efforts, he said.
“We’re very concerned about that,” Galbreath said. More than 85% of victims knew their assailant. Alcohol was involved in 62% of the total assaults. Sexual assault rate for women was at the highest level, 6%, since 2006. The rate ranged from 4% in the Air Force to 11% in the Marine Corps.
Nearly 1 in 4 of all women experienced an “unhealthy climate” because of sexual harassment, which was up in the survey. About 16% of all women faced an “unhealthy climate” because of gender discrimination, also up.