Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Teach kindness, compassion, and love

A friend who knows I am concerned about the problem of sexual assault in the military mentioned the following blog post to me, and I just wanted to pass it along:

The Only Girl Among Boys | Dear-boys-we-protect-those

Let's teach all our kids not to prey on, or physically hurt anyone. In a world of predators and prey, a sociopath will find a victim. Plenty of men have been victimized, too. Rape is not a gender issue as much as it is a power issue.

Unfortunately, lessons about kindness and compassion and love are hard to recall in combat. Remember that when we who have never held another human being in the sights of our weapon are tempted to pass judgement on the moral conundrums experienced by those who have, and lived.