Day: April 30, 2014

Military Sexual Trauma Among Female Service Members: Prevalence, Procedure, and Possible Solutions

Students from Dr. Jacqueline Angel’s LBJ School seminar “Women and the Changing World of Work,” address obstacles faced by women in the military in this series. To view more of the series, please click the “Women in the Military” tag below.  Author’s Note: *Trigger Warning* This piece discusses sexual assault. Congress, military leadership, and the American public are growing increasingly concerned with military sexual trauma. Sexual assault in the military is of particular importance because it disrupts military readiness and troop cohesion and is correlated with long- and short-term mental health services, lost productivity, pain and suffering for victims. According...

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Empowering a Soldier’s Choice to be “Mom”

Students from Dr. Jacqueline Angel’s LBJ School seminar “Women and the Changing World of Work,” address obstacles faced by women in the military in this series. To view more of the series, please click the “Women in the Military” tag below.  For over forty years, women have faced challenges and made gains in the military but they continue to lack the policy support necessary to be the most effective soldiers and mothers. Motherhood is much more of an obstacle for women in the military, than fatherhood is for men in the military.  This reality stems from the time-tested notion that...

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