Coast Guard admits to covering up rape, sexual assault and hazing.

This is what Sabrina Elgammal, a Coast Guard public affairs told a rape survivor because public affairs were fed up that the rape survivor was speaking out about her rape.

As per the request of the survivor we can forward the entire thread to CGIS or Headquarters if they choose to investigate. mydutytospeak@stopmilitaryrape.org

5 comments

  1. She admitted that she was aware of Coast Guardsmen sticking batteries up a man’s anus and they did nothing about it. How can she proudly be serving for an organization that does that?

    The survivor may be blinded on “feminism” or trying to get equality but this Public Affairs officers sounds like she belongs in the mental ward.

    I hope that CGIS is also investigating all the crimes that she admitted happened that she was aware of.

  2. This persons logic appears to be one of acceptance of all bad behavior. Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment is never okay and definitely shouldn’t be compared to hazing. So what if one is a feminist? What does that have to do with anything? I don’t understand what this person’s point is. If the point was to make themselves look ignorant, mission accomplished.

  3. Several points:

    1. “Blinded by the feminist thing that it is not even funny”
    That is absolutely ridicules. The definition of feminism is: The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. So what if this woman wants to be equal to men on all grounds. Not all women are happy being barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. Are you sure that this Public Affairs officer is actually a woman because I have yet met many women who are pro being treated like 2nd class citizens?

    2. All the crimes that she describes are absolutely horrific. What saddens me is how she spoke about it as a matter of fact and not with intense anger to change the situation to make it better for those victims and future victims. If I was working for an organization and I knew of the incidents of torture mention above I’ll do all in my power to make sure that those victims get help and that it’ll never happen again. I’ll be pretty pissed off if a colleague of mine was ducted taped and thrown in a cold shower and beaten. I’ll be pretty pissed off is a colleague of mine has batteries stuck up his anus. I’ll be furious if the CO or a supervisor did nothing to those that committed these acts of torture. I’ll also be scared that I or someone that I am close to would be their next victim. I wouldn’t feel comfortable working with an organization that allow people that abuse someone else on that high of a level. The Public Affairs officer seems apathetic about the entire situations which does worry me.

    3. What about the men? True, men are being sexually abused in the same numbers as women. Because of the stigma it is more difficult for them to come forward. Again, she talked about the incident of the Chief forcing the MK3 for sex as being apathetic about the entire situation. Does it happen so often in the Coast Guard that she sees it as nothing more than raping someone is the norm in the Coast Guard?

    4. We have different PT levels because studies show that a man is going to be able to life more weight than a women can.
    Actually that is not true. Studies after studies has shown that there is little difference between the biological make up of men and women. It is the psychological affects that weaken’s one body. I am not in the Coast Guard so excuse my lack of knowledge on the PT requirements but let just say a woman has to do 15 push ups while a man has to do 24 push ups. Those that feel that they are weak may do 13 push ups as a woman or 20 push ups as a man. Those that feel that they are strong will meet the required 15 or 24 push ups. Now let increase the requirements to 18 for women and 28 for men. The same woman who felt that she was weak may only no do 15 and the same man that did 20 push ups may now do 24. If a woman was required to do the 24 push ups she’ll do them.

    4. We are in their world, the CG was made of men first and then they allowed Women in their service.
    Such an incorrect comment. The Coast Guard only ‘allowed’ women in because they needed them after all the men left the states to fight WWII. After the war ended and the men came home the United States Coast Guard felt that women did their job to help the war and it was now time for them to go back to their homes and reproduce (hence, the baby boomers generation). Many SPARS refused and enjoyed the service and the independence of having their own (despite very small) paycheck–may I add that is a very feminist ideology that the SPARS had. Some women were even beaten that refused to leave the Coast Guard. Many men left the Coast Guard in protest of refusing to serve with women. In 1947 his last year in office Truman signed in the SPAR to be part of the regular Coast Guard which would make it close to impossible for them to ban women from serving and it left him very, very, very unpopular and was one of the reasons that he lost an election the following year to Dewey that was otherwise a slamdunk that Truman was and should have won. Bet they don’t teach you that side of Women in the Coast Guard history to those serving? It was not a pretty time for the Coast Guard. It is still not equal for women in the Coast Guard. Read Panayiota’s article about gender inequality in the CG on the MRCC website. I won’t repeat what she already wrote.

    On the plus side at least she did not say the we take all allegations seriously we have a zero-tolerance policy lie.

  4. She knows of dozens cases of hazing. She spoke in details about a sexual assault and command rape. Now that the cat is out of the bag and we all know that public affairs is aware of criminal activities on post and they help cover it up what is the Coast Guard going to do about it? Keep up updated if they contact you to report this public affairs officer and her alleged crimes. Don’t allow them to cover this up.

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