When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

Elayne Clift in Women’s Media Center, deliberates upon the neglected veterans suffering from MSTs. Sexual assault and harassment are only part of the problems women in the military face when they return home. They also struggle with such issues as intimacy, spiritual crises and finding their post-war identity. These needs are critical but remain ignored or unmet.

Approximately 15 percent of military personnel serving in all branches of America’s armed forces are women. In 2011 alone nearly 3200 cases were reported but experts estimate that given the large number of cases that go unreported, the number is probably closer to 19,000.

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