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There are 2 kinds of strength: brute strength, and strength of character. It is fairly well established that men overall can have more brute strength than women (obviously there are individual exceptions). I am unaware of any studies that have been done to suggest that women have more strength of character than men, but I would suggest that men raping women is an example of lack of strength of character on the part of the rapist. In a combat situation, I'm not so sure that brute strength is more important than strength of character, particularly in modern warfare, which is waged using machines and equipment. Certainly endurance and overcoming hardship are not gender-specific.
With regard to rape, who can be said to be stronger, the brute with no strength of character, or the woman who endures the rape and survives?
Also, I'm curious if there are any statistics for sexual assaults on men in the military?
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