SecDef: More male than female troops subjected to ‘unwanted sexual contact’

SecDef: More male than female troops subjected to ‘unwanted sexual contact’

[Ed. – Terrible macho patriarchal hetero cisgender military – oh, wait.]

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a group of ROTC cadets on Wednesday that sexual assault is a “particular challenge and a particular disgrace” to the U.S. military.

He noted that last year, far more men (10,400) than women (8,500) “experienced unwanted sexual contact.”

“We’ve made some progress,” Carter said. “We seem to have seen some decrease in the estimated number of assaults, and we seem to have seen some increase in those reporting an assault. …

Carter added that “too few” men reported the incidents as sexual assault. …

He told the cadets they have to be part of the solution.  [Hey, Arizona State ROTC has the answer for that! Unearthed by my alert colleague Howard Portnoy. – Ed.]

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