12 posts categorized "The Lonely Soldier" Feed

According to the Center for Disease Control and RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), one in five women have experienced completed or attempted rape, and about three percent of American men—or one in thirty-three—have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Most victims first experienced sexual violence before age twenty-five. Statistics, however, only paint part of the picture, as most victims do not share or report these crimes to their family, friends, or the police. Read more →

A look at recent mentions and media for Beacon books and authors. Read more →

The latest media hits and mentions for Beacon books and authors. Read more →

Helen Benedict talks about the lives of women in the military and a lawsuit recently brought against the Pentagon claiming that leadership fails to protect soldiers against sexual assault. Read more →

Raped in the Military? You May Have to Pay for Your Own Forensic Exam Kit

Penny Coleman looks at the problem of sexual assault in the military, where just 8 percent of sexual assaults are referred to court martial and the victims have to pay for their own rape kits unless they are treated in military or VA facilities. Read more →

Quotable Link Roundup: Obama, Reverse Graffiti, Climate Change

"To understand military sexual assault, let alone know how to stop it, we must focus on the perpetrators." Helen Benedict on why soldiers rape. "To us sofa slouchers, these teen Olympians are heroes. But they have the nation's pediatricians on... Read more →

Female Vets Fight Another Battle at Home: Restoring their Spirits

by Helen Benedict Over this past year, I have talked to forty or so women soldiers for my forthcoming book, The Lonely Soldier: Women at War in Iraq, and it has become clear to me that they have a set... Read more →