Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 1 year ago

    Mel speaks the truth (Mel and Leo, the best characters GT has created since the original cast).

  2. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 1 year ago

    For new readers, this isn’t a dreaded rerun; the first seven panels are a flashback she’s recounting to new recruits.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    Time to introduce a Vietnam concept called ‘fragging.’

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    That’s why they give them guns and knives, to cut problems.

  5. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    Huh. I haven’t been paying attention.
    .
    When did this (whatever “this” was, since “rape” can have several definitions) happen?

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Fairportfan2

    Such rapes happen to mostly women and some men by their superior officers. Since it only went to the chain of command, they would find their accusations squashed by those self same officers who raped them.

  7. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 1 year ago

    Mel is telling new recruits the ordeal she went through.
    She was sexually assaulted by her commanding officer about 7 years ago.
    When she first appeared in the strip, she was going through counseling at the Vet center that BD attends.
    She returned to active and has been promoted to sergeant.
    She continues to speak out this issue.

  8. Orion

    Orion said, about 1 year ago

    Well, except there’s multiple routes and methods to report sexual assault, many of which are designed for EXACTLY this situation and allow you to report well outside of your chain of command.

    But let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story, huh?

    Orion

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Orion

    The facts are that though there are new regulations to allow for reporting of rape outside the command structure it was implemented only very recently. So those are facts.

  10. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Not again! I can’t think what would be so appealing about that woman that would make her the object of lust. She’s certainly no beauty queen. Then, again, the term “rape” has many connotations.

  11. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    gmartin, rape is about control rather than lust. Violation through violence.

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  13. Jon Smyth

    Jon Smyth said, about 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    So the only time you ever get horny is when a beautiful woman happens to be around?

  14. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    So the excuse for dismissal here is she WASN’T asking for it?

  15. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    A teacher of mine used to say; “It is better to remain silent, and be thought an idiot, than to speak, and remove all doubt.”

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