Editor note: We received this via email as a follow up to Raped while on duty. Active duty Coast Guardsman fights to keep her career. The survivor requested that we post the email on here.
I was walking around some 10 miles from the post on my way to an appointment. I was crossing the street and a woman rolled down her car window and screamed out:
“Hey slut. You lied about being raped. Get the fuck out of my way or I’ll run you over nonrate.”
She drove away. I did not recognize her. She had lightish brown hair in a bun. She was a bit chubby. She was driving a navy blue Ford Explorer with Coast Guard sticker across her rear windshields. Also has those stickers that are stick images of your family and it looks like it was 2 adults and one child. Massachusetts license plates. I think Massachusetts license plates. I was all shaken up and could not think logically. I did not get her license plate number. That is all that I remember.
Tomorrow I am going up and down the parking lot on post and find that car but then what do I do? Everyone in the Coast Guard thinks that I am always lying and that I am crazy. They’ll tell me that I probably did something to deserve it. Every other time that I complained it turns out that it was my fault. What have I done to deserve this? Why are members of the Coast Guard so rude to rape survivors? As if what I am going through at work is not bad enough I can not even walk down the street without death threats or being called crazy.
Sorry as I write this I am in tears. Can someone please help me. Please post this on my duty I need everybody to understand what we go through after reporting rape.
CGIS still does not want to investigate. Headquarters did not return my phone call. The VM said she is on TDY.
somebody help me.