Arizona Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by a superior officer while serving in the Air Force

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S. Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again."

The Arizona Republican, a 26-year military veteran, made the disclosure at a Senate hearing on the military's efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve the response when they occur. Lawmakers also heard from other service members who spoke of being sexually assaulted and humiliated while serving their country.

McSally said she did not report being raped because she did not trust the system and was ashamed and confused. She said she was impressed and grateful to the survivors who came forward to help change the system. She was in the ninth class at the Air Force Academy to allow women, and she said sexual harassment and assault were prevalent. Victims mostly suffered in silence, she said.
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by a superior officer while serving in the Air Force
Pretty powerful testimony.
This should not be tolerated.
 
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Rape notifications in civilian life are awful. In the military there's far more and seldom reported.

Even male/male rape isn't uncommon.
 
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Rape notifications in civilian life are awful. In the military there's far more and seldom reported.

Even male/male rape isn't uncommon.
the commanding officers just sweep them under the rug.
It's a disgrace.

She was a fighter pilot going through this crap.
What pissed me off most was how she said that she wasn't strong enough to report it.
I'll never understand what that was like. But, it just makes me mad that she couldn't trust her military superior.
 
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the commanding officers just sweep them under the rug.
It's a disgrace.

She was a fighter pilot going through this crap.
What pissed me off most was how she said that she wasn't strong enough to report it.
I'll never understand what that was like. But, it just makes me mad that she couldn't trust her military superior.
It's called The Invisible War.

The Invisible War - Wikipedia
 
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