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« on: 16 November 2011, 05:00:22 »
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The War on Rape in the Military

This week, a landmark hearing will decide whether 28 women and men have a case against the military for alleged inaction on rape. If not, hundreds of plaintiffs are lining up for the next one.

Pfc. Elizabeth Lyman was 25 years old and 11 weeks pregnant the night she says she was raped by a fellow soldier. It was October 2008, and she was heading back to her barracks at Miramar Air Station, just north of San Diego, after dinner with a friend when she ran into a male colleague carrying a 12-pack of beer. He asked if he could join her in her room for a drink. “A red flag went up,” Lyman says. But the Texas native brushed aside her concern. “I thought, no, he’s 19. He’s from Texas,” she says […]

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