Women vets are encouraged to suppress their feelings and not appear “weak.” This leads to isolation and an absence of support.
Female vets must be recognized as contributing members of society, with valuable abilities and talents to bring into their communities.
“The Invisible War” — Documentary Spotlighting Rape in the Military Aims to Create National Awareness
Would anybody enlist if they knew a court ruling had put forth, “Rape is an occupational hazard of military service.”
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StJohn is very clear that emotional issues around military service must be resolved before women can move forward. “We acknowledge the impact of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Enmeshed in the stories of women who have served in the military, are the accounts of sexual harassment and abuse that are starting to see the light of day. The issue of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) has consistently been swept under the rug.