Tag Archives: Military Sexual Trauma

Coast Guard Academy superintendent make excuses for sexual predators

TweetThe United States Coast Guard Academy reports 10% of all female cadets  experienced unwanted sexual contact, a 2% increase from the previous year. More than half of the women that reported sexual abuse had said alcohol and/or drugs were used as a tool to commit these crimes.  Unwanted sexual contact includes a range of behaviors, from sexual assault [...]
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Military rape crisis center presses US coast guard to improve sexual assault prevention and Response

TweetOne in three women, as well as many men, in the Coast Guard are going to fall victim of sexual assault and rape. While a lot of focus has been on the Department of Defense to make changes, the United States Coast Guard–which falls under the Department of Homeland Security–has been exempt from having to [...]
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Send a message to the Coast Guard: A janitor closet is for brooms – not for locking up rape survivors

Tweet**Trigger warning** Quick, what comes to mind when you think of a janitor closet? Brooms, mops, and other cleaning supplies, right? How about a rape survivor? Would you lock a rape survivor in a janitor closet for reporting a rape? Probably not. What if she was bleeding from the head? Would that make it okay [...]
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Military Sexual Trauma lawsuit — the day after.

TweetImagine if you were the CEO of a large company and a lawsuit was just filed against you by one of the nation’s most powerful lawyer on behalf of seventeen former employees. Your former employees claim that they were raped by fellow colleagues while being employed by your company and that their allegations resulted in [...]
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Failing our service members that been sexually assaulted.

TweetThe Department of Defense (DOD) spent millions on their Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program to help combat what is currently a sexual assault epidemic in the United States Armed Forces. They distributed posters with slogans such as “hurt one, affects all” to all United States Military Bases worldwide. Aside from the posters they formed [...]
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