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PBS: Why the Military Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Sarah Childress reports for Politico:

The military also uses a video game that includes another bar scene: “Loud music, cold beer, hot girls, game on,” the narrator intones. Players then must choose whether to stop certain behaviors. If they fail, the game ends with a female private being raped in the barracks. She reports the assault, and ends up leaving the service.

The focus is “very 1950s,” said Nancy Parrish, president of Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy group for veterans and active-duty members.

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