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According to a public inquiry, teenage recruits in the Australian military were raped by staff and forced to rape each other as part in initiation practices from the 1960s to the 1980s. Is justice possible for these victims?

According to a public inquiry, teenage recruits in the Australian military were raped by staff and forced to rape each other as part in initiation practices from the 1960s to the 1980s. Is justice possible for these victims?
  • Justice is possible, healing is a different matter.

    Yes, justice is possible. Those persons who raped the recruits or forced one recruit to rape another should be dealt the consequences to the fullest extent of the law. However, this is not to say that this will heal the emotional wounds suffered by the victims. Healing is much more complex than justice, but without justice, healing is much harder to accomplish. It is probable that getting justice for the crimes committed against them will help the victims reach healing, but knowing that the perpetrators get way with no penalty is dismissing the crime as nonexistent or unimportant. This only victimizes the victims further. Such should not be tolerated in an advanced society.

  • Yes, some justice is possible for these victims.

    There is a deeply troubling report about Australian military recruits being sexually assaulted by staff as part of their initiation into the service. Even though these allegations took place decades ago, there is still a chance that some victims can get justice. If proven true, the Australian government should provide monetary compensation to victims. In addition, the government should prosecute and perpetrators or officials that took part in sexual misconduct against recruits. In short, yes, some justice can still be achieved for victims.

  • No, unfortunately, I think the damage is already done.

    Any past progress that we managed to achieve as a human species is becoming null and void. We now at a stage that we are digressing to a point where a mere virus is more worthy of existence. The facts and complains were hidden from the public and the victims HAD to live with their sorrow alone. Besides, those kids that were abused would never have a chance to have their own NORMAl families. It's the medical fact.

  • Justice is not possible

    While rape is obviously a terrible crime and the offenders should be punished, it is not possible to make the victim whole with legal remedies such as a cash payout or putting the perpetrator in jail. It's simply a crime that forever changes the victim's life and causes long-lasting psychological pain.


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