Posts Tagged: Women

Marine veteran rape survivor sees her story as cautionary tale Marine veteran sees her story as cautionary tale By LINDSAY WISE HOUSTON CHRONICLE March 24, 2010, 8:23PM Sarah had been stationed at Camp Pendleton in California for less than a week when a fellow Marine crawled through her barracks window and sexually assaulted her. The next morning, Sarah reported the assault to a senior… Read more »

Ft. Bragg Soldier faces multiple charges including rape and attempted rape – a growing trend

MS. Magazine Blog Soldier As Rapist: All Too Common March 19, 2010 by Natalie Wilson Fort Bragg soldier Spc. Aaron Pernell, 22, an indirect fire infantryman who has served two tours in Iraq, was charged with sexual assault in February. Pernell appeared in court Tuesday on 13 charges including rape and attempted rape. What’s… Read more »

Women’s Rights Groups Urge the Philippines to Rethink Guam Military Buildup Bid

For Immediate Release Contact: Ellen-Rae Cachola Women’s Rights Groups Urge the Philippines to Rethink Guam Military Buildup Bid By Ellen-Rae Cachola and Terry Bautista March 1, 2010 In his statement to the press, Mayor James Gordon Jr. spoke with nostalgia about U.S. military presence in Olongapo and across the Philippines. He said that for Olongapo,… Read more »

Time: The War Within for women in uniform,9171,1968110,00.html The War Within By NANCY GIBBS Monday, Mar. 08, 2010 What does it tell us that female soldiers deployed overseas stop drinking water after 7 p.m. to reduce the odds of being raped if they have to use the bathroom at night? Or that a soldier who was assaulted when she went out for… Read more »

Navy employee gets 10 years for sexual abuse of minor in Okinawa Sex Offender Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor: First Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act Case on Guam HAGATNA, Guam, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Leonardo M. Rapadas, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Marina Islands (NMI), announced that defendant Bruce Carey Wood, age 56, was… Read more »

Ann Wright to speak on Violence Against Women in the Military

Violence Against Women in our Military Community Join retired US Army Reserve Colonel Ann Wright as she talks about violence against women in the military, military families and women civilian contractors. Thursday, February 25, 2010, 6:30pm Location: Quaker Meeting House 2426 O’ahu Avenue, Honolulu,  HI 96822-1967 Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Kyle Kajihiro, 542-3668

Privatizing Women: Military Prostitution and the Iraq Occupation

This article is several years old, but it raises important issues about militarization and its impacts on women that are as relevant as ever today.   I have met Debra McNutt in meetings of anti-war  and demilitarization organizers.   Mahalo to Ann Wright for forwarding this article. >><< July 11, 2007 Military Prostitution and the Iraq… Read more »

Prostitution debate should also look at prostitution of Hawai’i to military and tourism interests

There is a debate between advocates for the rights of persons who work in the sex trade.   One camp advocates decriminalization to end the legal victimization of prostitutes, many of whom are already victims of violent pimps, police harassment and other abuses. (Under decriminalization, laws against pimps and sex traffickers would still remain on the… Read more »

Army to Discharge Single Mom, Rather Than Court-Martial Her Army to Discharge Single Mom, Rather Than Court-Martial Her Thursday 11 February 2010 by: Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t | Report Army Spc. Alexis Hutchinson with son Kamani Hutchinson. (Photo: Alexis Hutchinson / Oakland Tribune) On Thursday, February 11, Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother of an infant… Read more »

A Peril in War Zones: Sexual Abuse by Fellow G.I.’s Women at Arms A Peril in War Zones: Sexual Abuse by Fellow G.I.’s By STEVEN LEE MYERS Published: December 27, 2009 BAGHDAD — Capt. Margaret H. White began a relationship with a warrant officer while both were training to be deployed to Iraq. By the time they arrived this year at Camp Taji, north… Read more »