Wednesday, January 6, 2010

From a Fellow Advocate

from Shari Weir, Hotline Advocate since Winter 2004

I wanted to share this article that focuses on sexual assault in the military, particularly of women serving in combat. The article is long, but I found it to be informative. I was also particularly struck by this quote/statistic:

“A woman in the military is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq,” Representative Jane Harman, a Democrat from California, said at a Congressional hearing this year, repeating an assertion she has made a refrain in a campaign of hers to force the military to do more to address abuses.

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