According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime. The cases of sexual assault in the Army continues to escalate at an alarming rate, forcing leadership to educate Soldiers of the devastating effects it has on the military as a whole. While the Army is working diligently with military leaders and civilian agencies to implement in-house training to educate service members, the number of sexual assaults continue to rise, affecting the level of morale, and breaking the trust level of the victims and all individuals involved. (Reviewing the facilitator’s notes and advice on my initial thesis statement and outline, I had to re-write the thesis statement as the initial one did not address the W’s very well. As a
One in 6 Australian women have been subjected to sexual abuse with a current or a previous partner(aihw,2018). Evidence in Australia indicates that there is a greater consequences for mental health for women who are sexually abused by their partner so more money has to be allocated for mental health services , as well as welfare support ( aihw,2018). Psychologically and domestic violence in Australia, there are long term mental health consequences for victims of domestic violence. It can lead to post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression and other disorders, self-medicating, substance abuse, and suicide. Their health system train their practitioners to be on the look out for these disorders that have an impact on domestic violence victims in order to give them the help they need, as well refer them to specialized services to address safety concerns (aihw,2018).
The experience of a sexual assault has consequences both in society, as well as for the individual. Individual consequences that is for the victim itself, may include actual physical harm (from the assault itself) and increased risks of sexually illnesses such as pregnancy, mental health problems (posttraumatic stress disorder/PTSD), and others chronic health problems. Female veterans who were sexually assaulted during their military careers are more likely to use mental health services. They experience difficulty adjusting to civilian life, and have more trouble obtaining employment after discharge than are female veterans without a history of sexual assault, as the example of impact in the society. Studies have also found the victim of
Post World War Two America made an everlasting wound on the gender gap of our society and that we will spend years trying to bandage. This time period of women being submissive and men having all the dominance or power is in the process of being behind us, but not completely. The way we portrayed our gender roles in the workplace, social settings, or even family life has made a dramatic impact on how we portray them in the 21st century. Without the War’s change on society’s view of genders, America would not be where it is at
Homeless veterans need more help After all the things that homeless veterans have done for this country, they need more help. Many times, veterans will be seriously injured while in service. Whether it’s a physical or mental injury, they are serious.
Aishah Abdul-matin Mr. J. Partin English 112-FON07 04/01/18 Annotated Bibliography Peled, Einat, et al. The meaning of running away for girls. Child abuse & neglect, vol. 33, no. 10, Oct. 2009, pp. 739-749 In this article, Einat Peled focuses on how run-away girls leave home and the meaning they attribute to it.
Military Abuse The military is a world filled with violence and the effects can be life changing. Veterans experience hardships in their lives after their service to the military, including homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive use of alcohol, and domestic violence.
In some cases, only one female soldier represent this minority in a squad of males, so sexual harassment and trauma issues appear. According to a study published in December 2007 in the American Journal of Public Health, sexual harassment and assault are the most significant problems in the military for women. According to Zuma Press, in the U.S. Army approximately 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in 2012 and they have done by their colleagues (Zuma Press). Dr. Kimerling mentions that sexual harassment and trauma need to be taken into consideration as potential risk factors for women who serve in the military—and clinicians must be prepared to respond efficiently
Following this, the paper will move too examining statistics concerning sexual harassment reporting. Next, the question of why this is such a large problem for the Army will be answered. Lastly, the summary of why sexual harassment is unethical and continues to hurt the Army’s overall readiness. Sexual Harassment Defined The Army’s sexual harassment and assault response and prevention organization defines sexual harassment as, “Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature between the same or opposite genders.”
Over the years the issue of sexual assault, and sexual harassment in the military against military women has been getting more attention from the public. Bostock et al. (2007) speaks of the statistics that are related to sexual assault, and sexual harassment on military women in the United States military. Bostock et al. (2007) research focused on one branch of the United States military, the Air Force.
Physical and mental injuries affect a veteran's chance of getting a job drastically. These veterans have serious injuries that they suffered from defending and fighting for our country. Now when they return, they find that their injuries are causing them to be put at a disadvantage in the job market. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says that “47,725 veterans are homeless on any given night”. That is around 9% of all homeless people and more than half of that 9% is between 18 and 30(Faq About Homeless Veterans).
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”, Dr. Martin Luther King. Many soldiers face dangerous life threatening situations everyday overseas to keep our nation safe at home. Sadly, Many veterans who fought in combat suffer from PTSD, due to the dramatic events they witnessed and lived through. When, those same soldiers come back home and they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, making normal life that they once lived before not so normal anymore. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event, that is either experienced or witnessed.
According to a study, 95% of Iraq veterans experience some kind of stress caused by war experiences (PTSD VA, 1). This stress can vary immensely. Vets can experience pain if they see any reminders of the war. The slightest reminder can cause severe pain. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the dysregulation of body and brain chemistry.