Tag Archives: veterans

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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Women veterans’ battle with unemployment goes unnoticed

TweetMedia Matter’s Lisa Reed connects a couple of dots from last night’s debate as the economy took a complementary role to the foreign policy discussion. Particularly, a close examination of the challenges women veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan face in this economic climate. And while the state of veteran affairs continues to have a male [...]
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Are all job programs created equal?

TweetThe Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a sexual descrimination suit against Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) of Asheville, North Carolina.  The SPLC  alleges that women veterans were given unequal access to job training classes, as well as, resident support in comparison to men. The SPLC filed the complaint on behalf of Bagby, an Army [...]
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Rep. Joe Walsh on “female, wounded veteran”: “Let’s move on. What else has she done?”

TweetWhether he’s refusing to pay his child support so he can afford to fund his campaign and go on luxury vacations, lying about not being able to afford it, calling President Obama a liar, or yelling at constituents, Illinois congressman and Tea Party darling Joe Walsh knows how to keep it classy. So, I shouldn’t [...]
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Service Women’s Action Network to launch 11-11-11 website to honor women veterans

TweetWhat kinds of narratives exist around the experiences of women veterans? According to the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), not enough. That’s why SWAN announced this week that they will honor women veterans this Veterans Day with the launch of a special website capturing firsthand accounts of women veterans. The site, http://www.womenveteransday.org, houses digital stories [...]
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