When Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz was questioned about the increase of sexual violence at the Coast Guard Academy she released the following statement: "At a time when they're exploring their identity, it's somewhat natural to have people experiment with what it takes to attract a person of the opposite sex. If, one time, a … Continue reading Rape Culture at the Coast Guard Academy
""They do say they want to change, but I feel a lot of it is lip service until we see a higher prosecution rate, until we see more rapists sent to prison for rape," said Panayiota Bertzikis, executive director of the Military Rape Crisis Center. "The bottom line is a felony has been committed and … Continue reading Navy attempts culture change on sexual assaults
CNN has interviewed women in all branches of the armed forces, including the Coast Guard, who tell stories that follow a similar pattern -- a sexual assault, a command dismissive of the allegations and a psychiatric discharge.read full article here.
By Panayiota Bertzikis Hey y'all did you hear I am a "psyco [sic] jizz gobbler" and a "slam pig" Of course you heard it-rape survivor and name calling they go hand in hand. Its okay. I know that if Mother Theresa (RIP MT) was ever raped she would probably have been called a slut. My … Continue reading Slut-shaming the US Military way.
In 2008 a woman in the Coast Guard was murdered by a civilian. The police said that it was a random act of violence and caught the man that did it. Those who served with her in the Coast Guard were determined to prove that the woman was at fault for what happened. She had … Continue reading Coast Guard petty officer murdered, blamed
While in service one woman in particular, YN1 Kori Heath, was one of the leaders of the abuse. On a daily basis I had to hear from her what a good for nothing non-rate that I am. She'll scream at me and be angry because according to her I have lied about the rape and … Continue reading Coast Guard visits veteran at her new job; further abuses her.
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It all started when a local newspaper published my rape story. I was called into James Freeman office to be told by James Freeman, Lt. Patricia Tutalo, Lt. Thomas Gwilliam and Commander Joseph Segalla to no longer speak to others about my rape. They were angry that I, an E-3 took it upon herself to … Continue reading Introduction