http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/13/us/military-sexual-assault/index.html It's not surprising that an estimated 56% of the victims of rape in the armed forces are male. It is availability rather than gender that the rapist is concerned about. They are full of insecurities and sexual insecurity is just one of them. But the current exposure of this culture in the military may be due in part - if not entirely - to the recent legalization of openly gay soldiers. Men are less likely to accept the abuse in general. Before the elimination of DADT the male victims would have risked outing themselves and losing their jobs - any rapist would likely have been in a superior position and could have retaliated against his accuser by claiming the accuser was gay and had propositioned the rapist rather than the other way around. Also many of those in the military are from the same socio-cultural strata from which most athletes are drawn. It is a safe bet that they share the same attitudes about rape, but those who go into the military do not have the same access to women. Perhaps the elimination of DADT can take credit for finally bringing this issue out of the closet.