Hazing in the Military

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Along with many other so called traditions in this world hazing is one behavior that has just gotten out of control. With the way the world is today, and how long hazing has been going on I believe it will never be stopped. Hazing is involved in so many things in this world. There are some groups out there that people have to go through tasks just for applying. Then after if he or she makes it in there are more tests and tasks to go through. It goes on in sports, colleges, the military and plenty of other team groups. I personally do not think it is all that bad, to a certain extent. When the actions turn to abuse rather than tasks that is when it becomes wrong. In the military I completely believe it is an O.K. thing to do,
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A lot of the events that occur are not only hurtful but embarrassing. There are a lot of stories of soldiers being stripped down and forced to perform humiliating homosexual acts. Hazing has actually become a homosexual based thing over the years. My friends have heard stories of cadets being forced to drink water off a mans asshole, parade together in the nude. Not only do men have to perform gay humiliating acts but women have had to participate in some as well. At some bases it does not matter if it is a man or women the person has to go through the task. Whether homosexual or not I do not think it is right to abuse women at all. But apparently some of these officers have no problem with beating women, “This happens all the time. Some hit hard, some hit soft. Once, I saw a girl knocked down.”, an anonymous soldier said to a reporter. I mean if these guys just want to have a fun time and fool with the younger soldiers that’s fine but when it starts to humiliate and abuse them that is where I have a problem. It is never alright to put your hands on a girl and is sure as hell not O.K. to force two men to perform gay things.
The story of the Russian soldier is one of the worse ones I read. It talks about how some soldiers have gotten so mad and traumatized that they kill their attackers. Those offenders


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