Mike Matthews was raped in 1974 at Whiteman Air Force Base, a year out of high school. Three servicemen were lying in wait in the dark and struck him from behind. He was knocked unconscious, beaten up and sodomized. Afraid he would be kicked out if he reported the incident to his superiors, Matthews, like most victims of military sexual trauma, suffered in silence for his 20 year career as a communications specialist and electrician. Mike lived with this dirty secret for nearly 30 years, before telling my wife and going for counseling. He spent years with this pent-up rage, severe depression, tried to commit suicide several times, and had two failed marriages. The media have mostly focused on sexual crimes against women, but abuse in the military is not a gender issue but a human rights issue. It's rampant and nobody knows about it. Our government has to change the laws to make the perpetrators and commanders accountable."
....and we pretend that the Western Countries that repeal laws and policies in favor for open homosexuality such as in Britain or the United States is in the best interest for men and women that have to serve with these individuals in intimate settings. They don't force the opposite sexes in these type of situations because it's obvious of the possible consequences but now they have created a glaring double standard in the military communities.