Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Military Sexual Trauma

I have to read a crap load of articles for my Race, Class and Gender final and I thought this paragraph from an article about homelessness among female veterans was interesting:
"Women are more likely to leave the military with a few less reasons to trust the system than men," said Eaves, who herself is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. "It's still true, today, that women suffer from humiliation, intimidation and sexual harassment."

A VA report from 2005 indicated that more than half of all female National Guard and Reserve military members report having been sexually harassed, assaulted or raped while serving in uniform. The problem is so pervasive and so psychologically debilitating that the armed forces have a name for it: "military sexual trauma."
And yet people don’t understand why a woman might think that any man could be a potential rapist. Ridiculous.

3 comments:

  1. What I found to be very fucked up is:

    www.rapedinthecoastguard.blogspot.com

    *warning* it'll piss you of.

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  2. You're right, it did piss me off. Thanks for sharing!

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