Saturday, July 23, 2011

First woman to command ship in navy: White males tend to commit the sexual assaults in the military because they 'seem to think that the world -- and all its contents -- revolve around them'

Retired Navy Commander Darlene Iskra, the first woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy, writes a piece on a Time.com blog touting the end to the military's ban on gays serving openly in the military.  Iskra uses the occasion to assert that sexual assault and harassment in the military are not committed by women, gays, lesbians, or, by implication, blacks, but by white males -- "who," she asserts with a broad brush, "seem to think that the world -- and all its contents -- revolve around them." 

Iskra further suggests, without citing any supporting authority, that the fear of false rape claims is one of several fears that accompanied the integration of women into the military that proved to be unfounded. 

Iskra's piece can be read here: http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/07/19/dont-ask-dont-tell-on-off-on-again-off-again-back-on-again/