Blog update: Civil War reenactment photos
© Hilary Stohs-Krause 2010
"Female veterans have twice the rates of PTSD and depression as male veterans. One in five female VA patients has experienced sexual harassment or assault, known as military sexual trauma, compared with one in 100 men.”
Quote from a source for a story I’m working on about female veterans and healthcare
“I don’t want to get into a lot of detail about it, but just the remarks, and the insinuations and some inappropriate touching here and there. And you know, at that point, it was usually people above me in rank, so I was afraid to react. You don’t fight it, is what we were taught. You know they even had these rape prevention seminars when I was in, because it was the Women’s Army Corps when I first went in. So, you know, they told you, ‘Don’t fight, don’t fight — just take it.’”
-An American woman stationed in Germany who enlisted at the end of the Vietnam War. She said the one time she did say something, she, not her attacker, got in trouble. She later tried to commit suicide. She now works as an advocate on behalf of women veterans for the VFW.
A cover story I wrote for the Omaha Reader on the increased use of tai chi, acupuncture, yoga, pet therapy and the like to treat PTSD in soldiers.