What is sexual assault? Sexual assault can be defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender. (SOURCE: OPNAVINST 1752.1B)
What is sexual harassment? A form of sex discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: a. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s job, pay, or career, or b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person, or c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. (SOURCE: OPNAVINST 1752.1B)
Have males in the military experienced sexual harassment and/or sexual assault? Of the men who experienced unwanted sexual contact, 24 percent indicated the offender sexually harassed or stalked them before and after the incident. Eleven percent of men indicated the offender sexually harassed or stalked them before the incident and 3% indicated the offender sexually harassed or stalked them after the incident. (SOURCE: 2010 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members: Overview Report on Sexual Assault, Pages 29-30)
Important Numbers and Websites IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE HELP CALL 911 Call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 (24 hours, 7 days a week) if you have been sexually assaulted. Counseling is available and will link you with a Victim Advocate and with a counselor in your local area. • Go to www.myduty.mil for more information on reporting options and resources. • Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community https://safehelpline.org/
Male Sexual Assault
Victims It does happen
MYTH: Males aren’t assaulted…Males are too
FACT: The top three types of offenders indicated
were: military coworker(s) (52%), another military person (28%), and someone in their military chain of command.
FACT: Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is
sexually assaulted. (SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, National Crime Victimization Survey, 20062010 is cited on this webpage.)
FACT: 9% indicated the offender used drugs to
knock them out, 19% indicated they or the offender had been drinking alcohol before the incident, and 8% indicated they or the offender had been using drugs before the incident.
FACT: About 40% of sexual assaults against women
and 23% of sexual assaults against men involve alcohol and/or other drugs. http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/ research.)
FACT: 22% indicated the offender used some
degree of physical force, 21% indicated the offender threatened to ruin their reputation if they did not consent, and 18% indicated the offender threatened to physically harm them if they did not consent (all unchanged from 2006 and 2010).
FACT: According to a survey conducted by the DoD Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, 1.2% of men indicated they experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012.
FACT: 19% indicated the offender sexually harassed
FACT: Of the 1.2% of men who indicated
them before or after the situation; 2% indicated the offender stalked them; and 21% indicated the offender both sexually harassed and stalked them.
experiencing unwanted sexual contact, 51% indicated the most serious behavior they experienced was unwanted sexual touching only, 5% indicated they experienced attempted sex, and 10% indicated they experienced completed sex.
FACT: Most experiences happened at a military
installation (73%) and during work day/duty hours.
FACT: 10% indicated they reported the incident
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to a military authority or organization only and 9% reported to both a civilian and a military authority or organization.
FACT: 4% of men indicated experiencing sexual harassment in the past 12 months.