Sexual assault is an issue that seems to be swept under the table rather than eliminated in our military. In other words, it is handled and we are aware of it, but we try to hide and mitigate the reality of how bad sexual assault is. We find that those in charge want to maintain an image of heroism and portray military members as almost perfect. In reality we know that military members are people too, and they may not be as perfect as made out to be. We all have goals and aspirations that we want to achieve, and sexual assault is something our military needs to focus on more in order to help us excel towards those goals.
"The U.S. Military’s Invisible War: Midshipmen Perspectives,"
Dissenting Voices: Vol. 4
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/dissentingvoices/vol4/iss1/8