~J~E~N~ (tengupriestess) wrote in militarywomen,
~J~E~N~
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New Year, Fresh Start

Hello everyone.

I'm 27 years old, about to get married and looking to enlist as Active Duty in either the Army or the Air Force. I've already done a year of college and I would really like to get training in a media-related career field and I see that the military does have such training programs.

However, there is one aspect of being in the military that does concern and frighten me...


http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Apr07/Zeese14.htm

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/23/national/main4285105.shtml?source=RSSattr=Health_4285105

Now, I've been talking to a few women who are ex and current military and they tell me nothing like this has ever happenned to them. One woman told me she had a problem with a NCO harrassing her but after she reported him he stopped.

Not that I believe what I see in the news, but these are just two of MANY articles and stories of women being harrassed and assaulted just because they are women in uniform. Please understand something: I'm proud of my country and I really want to go through with joining up, but having been where these woman are once before I'd rather die than have to go through that again.

I don't trust my recruiter to give me a straight answer on this issue, so I'm asking for information straight from the source.

I don't want to live in fear, but I just can't handle going through it again.

what, if anything, can you guys tell me about being attacked by fellow soldiers?
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