Class Action Suit Filed Against Department of Defense

This morning, NBC aired a piece about the epidemic of sexual violence towards women in the military.

I chose to participate in this lawsuit because there are changes that need to be made.  Leadership needs to be held accountable and women need to be able to work without the fear of being assaulted by their own colleagues.  This is one the hardest things I’ve ever done and I want to thank the other women that have stepped forward as well.  It’s never easy to put yourself out there and I’m sure there will be plenty of victim blaming and other trials that we all will have to deal with as a result of going public.

I also want to thank the feminist community for providing me with much encouragement (that most of you don’t even know you provided) and for starting me down a path that I will continue to pursue.  I would love nothing more to see an end of the rape culture we live in and hope that my actions will help further that goal.

Rebekah Havrilla

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  1. Posted February 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Very brave course of action…Fighting for a fair, equal and peaceful future work environment in the military is a great undertaking…..sending you and the others involved support and wishes for the best possible outcome……with much admiration and respect
    Mila

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