WOMEN UNDER FIRE

Visibility of Women Veterans

By Sarah L. Blum |

Invisibility of Women Veterans Women have been serving our country since its earliest beginnings. During the revolutionary war, Margaret Corbin took over her husband’s gun position and was wounded and disabled for life. Women were not allowed to be in the military back then. During the Civil War women took on men’s names, cut

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Blog Post July 14, 2013 ©

By Sarah L. Blum |

Military Sexual Trauma is any sexual abuse experienced in the military from sexual harassment, sexual assault, to rape.  It is a personal and sexual boundary violation, which affects the victim emotionally, physically and spiritually. The victim (I will now refer to as a woman) experiences extreme vulnerability, helplessness, shame, humiliation, a breach in her sense 

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By Sarah L. Blum |

July 1, 2013 There is a new voice in the world, shining a bright light on the culture of abuse toward women in the U.S. Military. It is mine, Sarah L. Blum, and you are going to be hearing from me often for a while. I am a nurse Vietnam veteran and began this journey in 2006

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" Sarah Blum’s book, Women Under Fire, is a stunning revelation of sexual abuse in the U.S. Armed Forces. As Blum's book makes scathingly clear, this criminal activity--demeaning, degrading and despicable--is far too prevalent in each of the armed services. Action is needed—comprehensive, effective and swift—before sexual abuse rips out the very heart of the military." (Lawrence Wilkerson, Colonel, US Army (Retired), former chief of staff to secretary of state Colin Powell, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary)