'SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS ENDEMIC IN THE US MILITARY TODAY' - AN AL JAZEERA ENGLISH EXCLUSIVE
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In an Al Jazeera English exclusive, former Brigadier-general Janis Karpinski, one of the most senior women to have served in the US army, confirms the high incidence of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military.
She tells Al Jazeera: "It's very unfortunate that women have to consider – to factor into their decision – the probability of being sexually harassed, assaulted or raped, because they choose to serve.
"I would say that sexual harassment is endemic in the military today. It's just an unfortunate fact of life for women who are serving in the armed forces now."
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This episode of Everywoman aired from 15 March 2007
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