Woman in uniform: About one in seven soldiers currently serving in the U.S. military are women, according to PBS.
In addition to the inherent hardships and risks that come with serving in the military, many female soldiers are dealing with the potential trauma of sexual assault and rape, according to a PBS investigation for its “NOW” TV series.
PBS via Crooks and Liars:
Last year alone, almost 3,000 soldiers reported sexual assault and rape by other soldiers.
One woman recounts her ordeal of rape by her superior officer. Many more don’t report the incidents for fear of how it will affect their careers. The shocking phenomenon has a label: military sexual trauma, or MST.