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BBC NEWS : Women at war face sexual violence

April 19th, 2009 Comments off

Very well-written article, adapted from a new book by Helen Benedict on the experiences of women serving in the Iraq war.

The passage that stood out so starkly to me was this quote:

“I was less scared of the mortar rounds that came in every day than I was of the men who shared my food.”

Of course, with Sexual Assault Awareness Month in full swing, the timing couldn’t be better.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Women at war face sexual violence.