at sea

The Coast Guard has a rape problem, too

Though there has been increased legislative attention to sexual assault in the military, the Coast Guard often gets left out. The surprising reason? The Coast Guard isn't technically part of the military branch, so none of the laws being passed or talked about apply to them. Meanwhile, sexual assault victims in the service are suffering; out at sea, harassment victims in the Guard have access to only flimsy support systems to handle both the situation, and their psychological health. Many accusers are diagnosed with personality disorders and discharged, in numbers that quadruple the military's discharge rate.

Read it at Slate

July 2, 2013 5:05 PM