Title of Article: Military Sexual Trauma among US Servicewomen during Deployment: A Qualitative study
Date of article: February 2014
Source (Please attach copy of article): Burns, B., Grindlay, K., Holt, K., Manski, R., & Grossman, D. (2014). Military sexual trauma among US servicewomen during deployment: A qualitative study. American Journal of Public Health, 104(2), 345-349. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1499845673?accountid=12387
In the surveys they have referenced in the article, it displays military sexual trauma increases among women during and after military deployment of unwanted sexual contact in recent years. The authors have recruited ...view middle of the document...
The authors have found several possibilities to report Military sexual trauma through policy changes. The participants realize that the military should increase the investigation and response to MST reported incidents either in deployment or at home.
2. They’ve included the perspectives of women that have no hands on experience of MST. The authors wanted to expand their views regarding of military culture, barriers, and facilitators that deals with reporting and care seeking than those women facing with MST experiences.
3. The study provides new information of women’s experiences with military sexual trauma during deployment in which other studies lacks in data and numbers. It could help the military policymakers to take immediate action to MST by improving services and better transparency in the US military.
Important New Vocabulary or Terminology:
Military Sexual Trauma- States to sexual assault or constant other forms of sexual harassment throughout military service.
Questions to Consider:
I do question why the Department of Defense, the Pentagon, the White House, and the military courts have failed to address military sexual trauma which is a form of sexual harassment among women in the United States military in today’s issues. I would hope congress and the Obama administration will work together in combating the injustice that both men and women had suffered in the military due to...