Tag Archives: Military

Air Force chief in charge of sexual assault prevention arrested for sexual assault

TweetThis case bullshit right here is what one would call a “circular reference”: An Air Force officer was arrested for sexual assault. The remarkable thing is the accused man was the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit. The mug shot of Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski shows signs of struggle on his face. [...]
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Quick Hit: “After Boston, One Foot in Front of the Other”

TweetOur own Chloe has a powerful essay up at The Nation on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. She reflects on her friend Anthony’s rehab after he lost one of his legs below the knee in Kandahar Province, her own experience of pushing her body, and the strength the runners have already proven. My favorite [...]
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Watch live: Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military

TweetThe 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: Is the military [...]
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Quick hit: Seventy-five percent of Americans support ladies in combat

Tweet After much debate, the Pentagon announced last month that it was lifting the ban on women in combat. And it turns out most Americans are ok with that.  According to a survey from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday, American voters support women serving in combat 75-22 percent. There was little breakdown along gender lines: Men support [...]
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Quick Hit: Veterans’ partners and children often struggle with PTSD too

TweetThe great Mac McClelland  has a must-read piece in the latest Mother Jones on the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder among military families. Yes, families. PTSD is affecting not only returning vets but also their partners and children–and few are getting the help they need. Brannan Vines has never been to war, but her husband, [...]
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