19,000 Americans Raped in U.S. Military Yearly Says Rep. Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) on the House floor Wednesday called on Congress to do something about the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape that in the U.S. military.

“I rise today, as I have done virtually every week, to tell a story of a man or woman in the military who has been raped,” she said. “Nineteen thousand are raped every year in the military, only 13 percent report the rapes, because there has been such an ineffective addressing of this issue.”

“It is time for us to act, we have known of this problem for over sixteen years. We have had eighteen years of reporting on this issue and yet nothing changes.”

(Source: RawStory.com