By Radhika Sanghani. It is not easy being a woman in the Army. Another major for many female army personnel is the harassment they face. A new study into the scale of sexual harassment in the British Army has found that nearly four out of 10 women had received unwanted comments or been exposed to material of a sexual nature in the past year. Out of more than 7, men and women surveyed, 19 per cent of women had received unwelcome sexual gestures, while 36 per cent had seen sexually explicit material such as porn or naked calendars that they found offensive and six per cent had been deliberately sent such material. The extensive research was commissioned by the chief of the general staff Gen Sir Nick Carter.
X-rated pictures of girls taken back to British Army barracks for sex are being shared online
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Love, Sex, D The article ends with a discussion of pregnancy and its implications. In the course of her service, she would kill 69 enemy soldiers and take command of a sniper platoon 2. Yet after she had been at the front for months, she still remembered her greatest fear while training in an elite all-female sniper school. In an interview with the Commission on the History of the Great Patriotic War in , she recalled:. When I was in training I was dying to get to the front but I was also afraid. I thought that I would be surrounded by men and it would be a hard life, I feared rape and coercion.
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A shocking website has reportedly been uncovered where soldiers shared explicit pictures of girls they had taken back to their bases. Explicit pictures of the women - dubbed "Blockrats" by troops - were posted on a page called "Blockrat of the Day", uncovered by the Daily Star Sunday. Others show half-dressed women posing in Army uniforms, or asleep in the same beds as serving soldiers. The original Facebook page was reportedly closed down following complaints, but now operates as a separate website.
Paid-for Facebook messages suggested to year-olds that a career in the army would still be open to them if they did not get the grades they hoped for. Campaigners against the recruitment of child soldiers accused the army of cynically trying to recruit young people at a time when they are worried about their results and future prospects. These adverts prove once again that the MoD is deliberately targeting children at the lowest limit of the legal recruitment age to fill the lowest qualified, least popular and hardest-to-recruit army roles. The Guardian revealed last year that it had targeted young people from working-class backgrounds in a glossy recruitment campaign called This Is Belonging, despite claiming to aim advertising at all socioeconomic groups. Examination of the links to some of the posts reveal that some young people have been targeted in the run-up to GCSE results and on the day itself.