Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pascale Bourgaux: Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within

“Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within”
Host: Amy Goodman
Democracy Now

As with suicides, the rate of sexual assaults within the US military now exceeds that of the general population. A Pentagon report earlier this year found one in three female service members are sexually assaulted at least once during their enlistment. Sixty-three percent of nearly 3,000 cases reported last year were rapes or aggravated assaults. Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within is a documentary that focuses on the cases of three female service members victimized by rape and other forms of sexual assault. We air excerpts of the film and speak to filmmaker Pascale Bourgaux.

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