Survivors of sexual violence had their personal autonomy taken away from them by their perpetrator during the time of the attack. It is our responsibility--as a society to create the space needed for survivors to regain their sense of self and to help them recover from their assaults. #MeToo helped the nation remove a layer … Continue reading #MeToo in the #USCG
Suzanne, USMC It was the eve before my 20th birthday, I had been telling everyone it's almost my birthday, I'd always been excited for my birthday. A few male marines told me they would be at a hotel we all used to hang out at and I should stop by. I didn't know them and … Continue reading We Know How You Girls Like To Have Fun
Coast Guard Spouse, United States Coast Guard My wife is currently stationed with an ANT Team. Last August she was breaking in as one of the coxswains on the boat. Unfortunately, she was involved in a mishap. She took for blame for the mishap since she was driving the boat. After the incident, her command … Continue reading PTSD and the Coast Guard
Anonymous, United States Navy I was 18 and thought I knew it all. Fresh out of Navy boot camp and away from my strict Guardian I was ready to live my life the way that I thought I should be able to live it. I was finally allowed to leave the base for the weekend … Continue reading The U.S Navy’s Response to Sexual Violence in 2017: Blame the victim. Don’t charge perpetrator.
I was 19 yrs old stationed with 157 QM Unit Ft. Hood Texas. I needed a ride somewhere the next day. I asked a group of guys sitting at a picnic table that I knew. I said I would give gas money. One of them asked me to follow him, and we could talk about … Continue reading Raped at Ft. Hood
Anonymous, United States Army I joined the military at 18 because my mother was sick. She died when I was 19yrs old in A.I.T. Two months later I was sent to Korea after being there a month I was raped by a top-ranking soldier. I was already devastated by the death of my mother this … Continue reading Soldier raped in Korea
Anonymous, United States Coast Guard I joined in Aug 2011 and went to my first unit in Oct 2011. This was the first time I left my family back at home, and I was on my own. I was living in a place by myself. I was young, 20 yrs old at the time. I … Continue reading Three years and finally taking action
I joined the U.S. Coast Guard October 31, 1983. After graduating boot camp, I was assigned to a small boat station in South Portland, Maine. It was there that I was brutally raped and told that if I told anyone that my face would be cut up with a knife. The rape was reported and … Continue reading Raped at Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine
A few years ago I was serving on a cutter in the Coast Guard (I'm at a different unit now). We were at a week-long port call and were moored up at a pier. I was on the mess deck eating lunch with a female coworker on a Monday, and she told me a story. … Continue reading The bystanders
Anonymous, United States Navy It took a lot of courage to come forward and report I was sexually assaulted by my army supervisor (e-7) and his Afghan colleague who both worked for the 3star Army command general. I thought there would be an investigation and that I would be allowed to continue doing my job, … Continue reading Raped and retaliated against in the U.S Navy.