We Know How You Girls Like To Have Fun

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

Friendly Fire, Not So Friendly

They say a Marine on duty has no friends. Truer words have never been spoken. My experience in the military has been one of accomplishment, pride, and endurance. It was also heartbreaking, emotionally disturbing, and disappointing. I enjoyed being in the Marine Corps. It was challenging. It pushed me to limits I didn’t even know … Continue reading Friendly Fire, Not So Friendly

A Male Marine and Nearly Two Decades of Shame and Silence

Adapted from “I've Got the T-Shirt and the Trauma Response to Go With It” As a vocal male survivor, when I’m not talking about sexual violence in writing or before audiences, I’m reading about it in many contexts and sources. A great deal of what I read on a daily basis is written with the … Continue reading A Male Marine and Nearly Two Decades of Shame and Silence

Veteran sexually harassed at Detroit VA

Michelle, United States Marine Corps I was raped while serving my country. This is my story. This is an update about MST treatment at the Detroit VA. I have been in treatment at the Detroit VA and Vet Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that resulted from Military Sexual Trauma. I am currently rated at … Continue reading Veteran sexually harassed at Detroit VA

Rape at Camp Lejeune

Michelle, United States Marine Corps The Marine Corps hate muslims. I am a muslim. The Marine Corps do not like women. I am a woman. The Marine Corps is not favourable towards blacks. I am black. The Marine Corps are not sympathetic towards rape survivors. I am a rape survivor. I am also a Marine. The … Continue reading Rape at Camp Lejeune

Slut-shaming the US Military way.

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.

Carri Leigh Goodwin, United States Marine Corps

by Melissa Obrien as said by Carri's father; Gary Noling Carri Leigh Goodwin, USMC August of 2007 at the age of 18 Carri Leigh Goodwin of Ohio enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to make her father, Gary Noling, a former Marine proud. During her time in the Marine Corps Carri reported a rape. … Continue reading Carri Leigh Goodwin, United States Marine Corps

Rape at Camp Pendleton, United States Marine Corps

Sarah ,United States Marine Corps I joined the Marine Corps in 2003. In 2006, at age 22, I was a LCpl stationed in Camp Pendleton as a Russian Linguist. I guess it's fair to say I was a partier... I drank several nights a week to the point of drunkenness, occasionally to the point of … Continue reading Rape at Camp Pendleton, United States Marine Corps