Note to Military: Sexual Assault Includes Rape

By Sandra S. Park, ACLU Women’s Rights Project While it is estimated that over 19,000 sexual assaults occurred in the military in 2010, a rate far higher than among civilians, the government has failed systematically to investigate complaints, appropriately...

Considering Cioca v. Rumsfeld

  I must make a confession – the Cioca v. Rumsfeld case has been dismissed – and honestly, I’m ok with that.  In fact, I’m relieved.  When this lawsuit dropped in February, I was unemployed, living with a friend and navigating this experience practically on...

At the VA, It Is Perception vs Reality

It’s official!  Write down this date:  13 May 2011.  On this historic day the VA declared victory over its longtime struggle to provide adequate healthcare services to women.  The Marine Corps Times reported that “a new era for women has dawned at the Veterans Affairs...