19 veterans sue government leaders for failing to protect them against rape, sexual assaults Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Oct 2, 2012 at 8:26 am
Lawyers for 19 veterans of the U.S. Army and Air Force filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco alleging that top government officials failed to protect them against rape and sexual assaults while they were on active duty.
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Posted by Danville Grandma, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2012 at 8:26 am
It's past time for women to stand up for themselves. Women have it better in this country than most but it is certainly not good enough. Mostly though, men who love their wives, daughters and female friends need to stand up and speak up. With the looming threat of Islamic Sharia law across the West, it is more important than ever. We need to get our heads out of the politically correct sand and take a stand. Men, care about the other 50% of humanity and women do what these courageous military women are doing and demand respect.
Posted by Leah, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:19 am
Who is surprised about this? Multiple women on subs etc turned up pregnant from servicing men at sea. Duh. Time to bring back the Waves and Wacs--- yes-- separation in the military!! As far as the guy spreading AIDS---the libs wanted diversity---now u got it in spades.
Posted by Diane, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm
Kudos to the brave women who are coming forward. I'm sure the armed forces are primarily staffed by men and women of respect and honor. Those that harm others should face dishonorable discharge!
Though I hate to add any credence whatsoever to "Leah," woman are now allowed to serve on submarines (for almost a year, I believe) though not in combat. Clearly her story is non-factual however as this is a very recent change. In addition Leah, sexual relations among military personnel is NOT the same as sexual assault.
Posted by Diane, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 10:02 am
Point to Leah over Aubrey about the submarines. And Derek suggests enlistment for Leah because he wants her assaulted? Not nice. If you have a daughter, send her to a Muslim country. My sons have to be very judicious in their reaction to gay navy personnel who come on to them. Yes...this happens all the time...and God help the straight victim of the come on if he decks the interested party.