Recruitment for our armed forces are at a low. So what can be done about it? How about more recruitment scandals. Reuters has a bad one for us:
Two women who said two U.S. Marine Corps recruiters forced them to have sex after they expressed interest in joining the force sued over the incidents on Wednesday.
The lawsuit names the Marine Corps, the Navy, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee, Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter and the two recruiters as defendants. It seeks an injunction forcing the Marines to properly train recruiters as well as monetary damages.
The women, who were 17-year-old high school students at the time of the incident last year, allege that recruiters Staff Sgt. Joseph Dunzweiler and Sgt. Brian Fukushima told them they would have to submit sexually to join the Marines.
Now too make matters even worse, the article goes on to say:
One of the women said she was a virgin who contracted a sexually transmitted disease in the encounter. “Among other injuries, plaintiffs were raped, seduced, coerced and pressured into sexual intercourse against their will,” the lawsuit said.
Well this will certainly push away more women from enlisting. True if this were a case of gay rape the Pentagon would be exposing it to enhance their argument of keeping gays out. Most of these stories end up going by the way side though. After all, it was just good old “heterosexual” rape. A slap on the wrist and send them on their way is the common punishment for this heinous crime.