Monday, April 11, 2011

Male soldiers perceived to be gay still sometimes are targeted for attacks (Newsweek story)

Newsweek runs a horrific story on p 40 of the April 11, 2011 issue, “The Military’s Secret Shame”, by Jesse Ellison, link here

This article deals with male-on-male attacks within the military, which may happen more often against those perceived to be gay, because the DADT policy (or previous “absolute ban”) would protect the perpetrators, who are more interested in power and control.

When I was in basic training in 1968, during perhaps the second week, I was “approached” by a man who had maxed the PCPT test.  I rebuffed him, and nothing happened; but if he had persisted, I probably would have been “blamed.” 

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