I read this story by Michael F. Matthews today and feel it’s important and that’s why I’m posting it here as a blog. It follows the topic of PTSD following sexual assault, the importance of telling and the fact that we need to do everything we can for ourselves and for others to put an end to this. I will quote the first two paragraphs and hope you will want to click onto the NYT site and read it all.
“It was 1974, and I was 19 years old, serving in the United States Air Force, and I thought I was the only one.
It was early spring and I had finished working in the Minuteman missile complex at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Tired and dirty, I’d just made it to the chow hall before It closed for the evening. On the way back to my dormitory, as dusk fell, I took a shortcut through a construction site.
. . . read the rest of article here http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/25/opinion/the-untold-story-of-military-sexual-assault.html?ref=opinion&_r=0Tags: military, new york times, PTSD, rape, sexual assault