The Pentagon's Shameful Record On Rape

As long-time readers know, I am a rape survivor. It isn't something I talk about often because, frankly, reliving a terrifying and brutal moment of my life isn't exactly high on my list of favorite things. But sometimes, news comes up that brings those memories crashing back.

I cannot stop thinking about LaVena Johnson.

Last Thursday, the House Committee on Government Oversight And Reform held hearings on sexual assault in the military. Rep. Jane Harman detailed some horrific statistics (PDF):

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