Tag Archives: Military

Fox pundit says women in the military should “expect” to be raped

Tweet Think Progress has the scoop on what Fox News Contributor Liz Trotta said about rape in the military: TROTTA: But while all of this is going on, just a few weeks ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commented on a new Pentagon report on sexual abuse in the military. I think they have actually discovered there [...]
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Egyptian women’s orgs can’t join 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaign

TweetNovember 25th was the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women, and it launched the the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign which culminates on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. This year’s 16 Days theme is “Militarism and Ending Violence against Women, ” which offers the chance for us to [...]
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New bill takes military sexual assault cases out of high-ranking officers’ power

TweetVia Ms. Blog, we find a new bill was introduced late last week regarding sexual assault in the military with a specific focus: to take the responsibility of handling sexual assault reports away from the chain of command. The bill is called the STOP Act: The Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act – Helen [...]
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Women at Australian Defence Force Academy treated as “game,” inquiry finds

TweetRegular readers know I’ve been following the story about women cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy for some time now. This April, ADFA became embroiled in scandal when one cadet had consensual sex with another, then filmed and broadcast the encounter to a group of other cadets via Skype without her consent. In the [...]
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To serve and protect: Increasing number of homeless female vets

TweetEvery few weeks a story breaks into the news about homeless veterans. As though our collective consciousness can’t really handle a frequency much greater than that. This week, it’s a story of Kenya Smith, who served in the Navy for 14 years. Smith lost her home to foreclosure recently and joins the 14% of the [...]
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