Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"All Things Considered"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
Gillespie On Bundy, Officer Shootings
Reno: News From The North
Columnist: No Way Any Convention Is Coming To Las Vegas
Bundyfest: It Could Happen
Life In Baker, California
Bryce Harper Benched In Washington
The HOA: Help Or Headache?
Is The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas For Sale?
Reno A Frontrunner For Tesla Plant
Reid Vs. Heller On Bundy Standoff
Lowden Embraces Changing Senate Elections
The State Of The Clark County School District
States Look At Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hadza About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
Las Vegas City Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
The Good Foods Of Lent
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Female Veterans

AIR DATE: November 11, 2008

Carole Turner, Vietnam War veteran and Deputy Exec Dir, Nevada's Office of Veteran Services
Debra Cole, Iraq War veteran and Treasurer, Student Veterans Organization, UNLV
Sharon Dixon, Iraq War veteran
... on what it's like for women to serve in the US armed services and the their experiences once their service is over.

comments powered by Disqus
It is still a common problem in the Armed Services, sexual harrassment/sexual assault. During my time in service I experienced attempted rape and continued sexual harrassment. Not only do women veterans fight for their country, they carry an extra burden, old fashioned views that their male counterparts hold about women in service. Its as if we as woman are fighting two wars, and its not suprising that the outcome of this is intense mental conflict, and emotional devastation in woman who experience this. Lots of women, like myself, dont mention this as they find a way to blame themselves; they suffer in silence, a silence that follows them throughout life, such as myself. We women love our country and fight just as hard, the last thing we should have to fight is the men in our ranks.
Yvonne BahelierJan 28, 2010 06:10:49 AM
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.