Watch live: Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military

The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is currently holding a hearing on sexual assault in the military, including testimony from victims and military officials. You can watch the live stream of the hearing here. We are also live-tweeting thoughts and reactions from @Feministing using #MSThearing.

Past Feministing coverage on this topic:

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Military rape crisis center presses US coast guard to improve sexual assault prevention and Response

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  1. Posted March 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Anu Bhagwati of the Service Women’s Action Network has posted her testimony here:

    “The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that 19,300 sexual assaults occurred in 2010, and that while 8,600 victims were female, 10,700 were male.

    This is a critical point. Military sexual violence is not a ‘women’s issue’. Sexual assault is
    widely misunderstood by military personnel, who have been over-exposed to a culture of victim blaming and rape mythology…”

    • Posted March 14, 2013 at 9:58 am | Permalink

      Thanks for this Becca.

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