Sunday, November 7, 2010

Veteran's Chapter - women warriors

I've noticed that with Veterans Day fast approaching, Veterans have been in the news a lot. I am glad to hear about it.

This morning on NPR they did a story about female Vets. It's a sad situation. There are so many Vets who are homeless and need help, but a female Vet doesn't find help as easily. When she goes to clothing banks for Vets, it's all men's clothes. When she walks into a VA hospital she's asked if she's there for her husband. There are no images of women as Vets and VA care is basically designed around men, only 1/3 of the Veteran's Hospitals do gender specific exams!

During the Vietnam war 3% of Veterans were women now it's 15% on active duty. But here's the real story...1 in 5 women in service are harrassed or raped.

This was from last year's Veterans Day. I hope this years dedication includes women.