Feminism | Posted by Charles Clymer on 06/28/2013

The Congresswoman v. The General

Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr. has not had the best of luck in the past two weeks. Seven days following the results of an investigation by the Pentagon that the West Point Superintendent “improperly used” his office and recommended corrective action against the 3-star general, Huntoon unexpectedly found himself on the hot seat again last Wednesday.

At a routine meeting of the West Point Board of Visitors, a select committee of Members of Congress and Presidential Appointees, Huntoon was giving a standard presentation on affairs of the Academy.

In the small audience (around 20-30 attendees) were three U.S. Senators and five Congresspersons. Also in the audience was Brenda “Sue” Fulton, West Point Class of ’80, one of the first women to graduate from the storied and revered institution. …

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 06/16/2012

Saturday Vids: The Invisible War

“From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem-today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.”

The Invisible War will be released on June 22nd. Learn more here.

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