In fact, if you report rape, your career is almost certainly over.
People keep saying – keep shouting, roaring, bellowing – that if there is rape or harassment victims must report it and if they have failed to report it or reported it too late or reported it to the wrong person or institution (too late or wrong in the view of the shouter, of course) then they are doing a terrible, criminal thing. But the reality is that reporting rape or harassment can fuck up the victim’s life even more than it already was. It’s not the case that one can just stalk off to make a report and there you go, job done.
See August 23, too. That’s even more cogent.
Since only a tiny percentage are ever convicted, sexual predators feel free to attack with impunity.
Why are so few punished? Well, for one reason, victims have to report up the chain of command, so few of them report.
Why? 33% of victims don’t report because their superior is a friend of the rapist. 25% don’t report because he is the rapist!
Exactly, and not just in the military.