The Ukraine Vows to Start #MeToo Witch Hunt in the Military

Previously: Female Ukraine Soldiers Claim to be “Fighting Two Enemies,” Complain There’s No Contraception on Frontlines

This is a great idea.

Hunting down the sexists in the military, who are taking advantage of the weakness of women, will make the female fighters that much stronger.

After all, a woman who is out in the field killing Russians shouldn’t have to worry about her fellow soldiers cat-calling her to the point where she starts crying. She needs to focus on the killing.

The Guardian:

Ukraine’s deputy defence minister has vowed to help pursue army commanders credibly accused of sexual harassment through the courts after allegations of “unacceptable” behaviour were raised by a female soldier speaking to the Guardian.

Hanna Maliar, a lawyer by training, called on those who claimed to have been targeted to meet her, after a whistleblower alleged that a commander in a combat unit had ordered female subordinates to have sex with him or face their husbands being sent to the front.

Hanna Maliar

She also said she would investigate allegations that women in the armed forces had been threatened with being sent to psychiatric units for raising allegations of sexual harassment or seeking to transfer to a combat unit, warning the accused that she would personally take any credible cases to the police.

The allegations were made last week by a platoon sergeant, Nadiya Haran, 27, who told the Guardian that she felt forced to ask to be transferred from her previous unit after raising the cases with senior officers but being told to “shut up”.

“I left [my brigade] because there was this person high up the food chain who would harass women and I know these women,” she had said. “Some of them are my subordinates who I’m responsible for. They were harassed by the same person who basically told them if they refuse to have sex with him, he’s sending their husbands who were also in the brigade to their deaths. I was told to shut up because he did not harass me personally.”

Maliar said she would meet Haran and protect any female soldiers who came forward with testimony.

She said: “I tell all women in the armed forces to write me a statement. I will contact the police and bring the police by the hand to investigate this. Give me all the information, I will personally contact the police. These things are unacceptable; a woman cannot be treated like this. I will protect them.”

Maliar said a new uniform for female soldiers had now been approved and that the contract was out to tender. It is understood that the defence ministry is aiming to distribute the new kit this autumn.

Women are some of the Ukraine’s strongest fighters – especially given that most of the men are already dead.

We need to help them become the strongest warriors they can be, and to kill as many Russians as possible, without worrying about sexual harassment.

Women need to be in the trenches, blowing holes in the Moscovite scum. They don’t need to be struggling to find menstruation products, for example.

New uniform for women