The Invisible War

The Invisible War

DVD - 2012
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A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report.
Publisher: [New York] : New Video Group : distributed by Docurama, Cinedigm Entertainment Group, [2012]
ISBN: 9781422922002
Branch Call Number: DVD DOCMNTRY INV
HV 6561 I62 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in


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Jul 17, 2018

Rape is a crime. Sex offenders in the military are protected, not convicted, do not carry any remorse or guilt, and the women who were their victims are scarred, emotionally, and sometimes physically, for life.
The lawsuit these survivors presented in 2011 resulted in dismissal, ruling that "rape is an occupational hazard of military service."
In that case, all girls and women who want to serve their country need to know how they would not be respected if they have the misfortune of being sexually assaulted while serving in the military.
There has been no acknowledgement or apology from the military.
The silence needs to be broken.

Mar 07, 2017

This is an investigative documentary directed by Kirby Dick in 2012.
It shows a startling picture of the unbelievable epidemic of rape within the US military.
A female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
The eye-opening film shows that 20% of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted.
The US Department of Defence considers it to be an occupational hazard.

Oct 27, 2016

How our heroes in uniform treat female recruits away from the parade ground. For US military women, being raped without complaining is just part of the mission -- an occupational hazard, as one court said. If you're dumb enough to enlist, you bring it on yourself.
Don't report the rape: that would reflect on the Service. And it won't do any good: the rapist will be upheld, and YOU'LL be charged with making a false accusation.

Mar 31, 2015

When the daughter of a close friend graduated high school and wanted to join the marines her father and I, both veterans, knew what she'd be up against. We warned her as many ways as we could think of. So when she was raped by her platoon sergeant it came as no surprise. And when the military refused to do anything about it, that was really no surprise, either. Fact is, women who don't want to get raped shouldn't join the military. Just one of those unfortunate facts of life.

Nov 01, 2013

To serve in the US Marines is both an honor and privilege for men and women. There should be utmost respect for every individual therein within military manoeuvres and ceremonies.

THUD55 May 29, 2013

this was a powerful and sad documentary about how some women were sexually abused while serving our country. these wrongs were compounded by the system in place in the military that does not know how to handle these crimes.
military justice is to justice as military music is to music.

May 01, 2013

How bloody sad! SHAME!!!!!! I cried my eyes out. These women have more guts than any sitting politician. This isn't how to win wars. This only sets us all back decades. I will never be able to stand for the National Anthem ever again. Be sure to check out the Special Features; they have a retreat for these women at Whidby Island.

Apr 02, 2013

EXCELLENT documentary treated with the sensitivity the subject deserves.

Mar 04, 2013

"Our" military, "their" military... hmmm. When I thought about this, I remembered the women who've come forward to complain about the treatment they received from their male colleagues at "our" RCMP.

I figure it beggars belief that "our" male soldiers have a greater sense of cultural sensitivity, gender awareness (and plain old right and wrong) than "their" male soldiers. Just pure logic, given the fact all three of the organizations I'm speaking of belong to the same testosterone drenched school of thought. And anyone is likely to experience much the same thinking in all 3 arenas. There would be a difference in scope however, based on the relative size of each organization.

brontelit87 Dec 15, 2012

The stories of the victims in this documentary are very disturbing. It's worth watching, though. It's important to be aware of the problems in our military.

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