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Lauren: Sexual Assault in the Military

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By Hannah Johnston

Lauren (TRIGGER WARNING) is a really eye-opening web series about sexual assault in the military. Often, sexual assault and harassment in the military are ignored and pushed aside by those in charge. It’s so so so important for women in the armed forces to be safe and protected while they’re making sure that all of us are safe and protected. They can’t feel that way when the institution itself refuses to make an active effort to find ways to solve such a serious problem, and when they face serious prejudice for coming forward. A soldier in the military has a higher chance of being raped by a comrade than being killed in combat.

How can we help? By informing ourselves of the serious realities women in the armed forces face and supporting them as well as legislative efforts to hold the military accountable for the sexual assault that occurs under its watch.

Just a little reminder that you’re incredible

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By Hannah Johnston

Today is a good day for all of us to sit back and bask in some self-appreciation. It’s really easy to lose track of ourselves day to day, to start to see more of what we think is wrong than what we think is right in ourselves. Take a moment to listen to this song and know that everyone one of us is amazing, despite what the damn media might have you believe.

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