I’m a firm supporter of the troops, men & women. I will always stand by their side but the fact that there are some soldiers that feel they can attack and mistreat women, who are serving in the armed forces as well, disgusts me. I have been seeing so much in the news about women suing the Armed Forces because they’ve been discharged for telling their superiors what has been happening. Why should it be stood for? It’s 2012 and women & men are equals. I honestly am upset to know that these women fight for this country but are seen as prey and are attacked. I’m sad that the superiors haven’t taken more action and just release them from the army. Is that what we’re teaching people these days? It’s a ‘boys will be boys’ ordeal still? No, it’s not. It’s a big deal that should have big consequences.
credit to fakefreedom @ ontd
From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem-today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.
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