I know that I already posted a petition about the issue of rape in the military, and the poor way such cases are handled but…..this is only right, and sadly, still very necessary.
Below is an email from Trina McDonald, a U.S. Navy veteran and rape survivor. Trina started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.
Tell Congress: Protect Survivors of Military Sexual Assault.
Dear MoveOn member,
In 1989, I volunteered for the U.S. Navy. I was assigned a duty station in Adak, Alaska. I got there on Valentine’s Day, and within two months, I was raped for the first time.
The people involved in my rapes were military police personnel, security personnel, higher-ranking officers—the people that I would have gone to and reported. And so, I have never had the opportunity to actually report it to anyone. Continue reading