Enter your email address and start getting breaking law firm and legal news right now!
|Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback|
Poem about Military Sexual Abuse from Olivia Gatwood View Count: 465
Olivia Gatwood was sitting in an airport one day watching CNN. There were multiple stories aired that day discussing female soldiers and the sexual abuse they suffer when part of the military.
After seeing those stories on CNN, Gatwood decided to write a poem about sexual abuse, how it is covered up and the suffering that women go through due to this crime. She said the following about her poem:
“After thinking it through, I realized what struck me the hardest was how formulaic the process was; how all of the women had almost identical stories. It was so obvious to me that this was a systematic erasure, such an obvious cover-up.
“In America, we talk so much about supporting the troops, but the reality is, women are being raped in extremely high numbers and then being discharged for ‘emotional problems.’ I knew I wanted to showcase this, so the best angle was from the perspective of the actual U.S. armed forces. What better way to expose how this system works than to articulate the rules they’ve already created?”
One of the most shocking statistics about sexual assault in the military is that just 2.5 percent of cases end with charges against the accused suspect.Olivia Gatwood Pens Poem about Soldiers and Sexual Abuse by Jim Vassallo
|Job of the Day|
Senior Associate-Real Estate and Transactional Law-LLM Required
Fusion CXO has been retained to fill an exciting Senior Associate position within our client\'s Real Estate and Transactional practice group. This position will involve working with a very high profil...