11 Nov '17, 11pm

This #VeteransDay, Remember All The Sexually Assaulted Vets Who Deserve Better from Our #Military

This #VeteransDay, Remember All The Sexually Assaulted Vets Who Deserve Better from Our #Military

This Veterans Day, as many in the U.S. remember their relatives and friends in the armed forces, it’s also crucial that we remember the sexual assault survivors in the military – and that we condemn just how poorly our government treats them. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) recently released the 2017 edition of their annual membership survey , and the statistics on sexual assault are as disturbing as ever. 35% of their female respondents, and 1% of their male respondents, were sexually assaulted while serving. (As always, non-binary readers, I’m sorry these surveys constantly leave you out. I see you.) 60% of the women and 70% of the men assaulted did not report their assailant – and it’s easy to understand why. Of those who did report, 71% of the women and 64% of the men experienced retaliation for doing so. The 2016 Department of Defense Annual Report...

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