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Yes the military does have sexual harassment and discrimination against women in the nineties Firestone and co-researcher Richard J Hurns analyzed a 1988 DOD Survey of men and women in the military and found that 518 of men and 746 of women reported either experiencing or knowing of sexual harassment Amoung the women surveyed 701 had experienced sexual talk or behavior at the work place that created an offensive hostile or intimidating environment Amoung the men 369 gave the same answer1 The percent of women being sexually harassed is much higher than the percent of men being harassed Even though it is not tolerated it still happens regardless of the consequences even in the nineties While some womens experiences have been similar to those of black men their integration into the military has also differed in several ways Because of our societys fundamental belief that protecting the home and going to war are a mans work men from minority groups have often been accepted more readily in the military than the women Women have been viewed as outsiders in a male environment Discrimination and harassment occurs for women because we are entering an all male dominated area Some areas are still restricted because of it For example serving in direct combat capacities such as armor infantry and special forces--branches from which much of the senior leadership is drawn In 1994 the annual Navywide Personnel Survey included questions on womens role for the first time Some 65 percent of officers and almost 50 percent of enlisted respondents said they did not think women were fully accepted in combat roles While approximately 80 percent said harassment was not tolerated at their command almost half of all respondents disagreed that everyone is treated equally in promotions and advancements2 Some of this is
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