Sexual Assault in the Military

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is promising new legislation that would take the prosecution of military sexual assaults out of the chain of command. Her efforts are gaining momentum in light of a new Pentagon report on military sexual assault. The Pentagon found that there were nearly 6,000 sexual assaults this year, or 16 a day. It also found that a majority of victims experienced some form of retaliation. So what happens next?

Credits

Guest:
Helen Benedict - Professor of journalism at Columbia University and author of “Sand Queen” and “Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes.”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott