I appreciate all of you who are discussing this issue,
especially Sane, et al for bringing it up
Luckee 1 and monkeypox for your personal input.
I felt a need to make my presence known on this thread.
If I did not,
I was beginning to feel a bit voyeuristic.
This subject demonstrates to me that despite the progress made in Women's Rights,
we still have not come very far in remedying the basic physical inequality
between men and women.
IMHO, more effort needs to be put into waking up the male military.
It seems that teaching self defense and how to use weapons is still not enough.
I would welcome hearing more from veterans and military.
One last comment and I will return to silence:
I have always understood that rape and other forms of sexual assault
are motivated by aggression and power issues,
not sexual desire.
If you women veterans think differently,
please enlighten me.