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In Combat And In PTSD: Women In The Military

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Becky Higgins counsels vets suffering from MST: military sexual trauma.

  The admission of more females to the military has resulted in more opportunities for women, but that's a sword that cuts two ways.

They now hold positions of greater responsibility, but they also get to fight in dangerous places. 

AND there are issues with their treatment by fellow (male) members of the military. 

We spend the hour delving into the issues. 

We start with Helen Thorpe, the author of Soldier Girls, now in paperback, followed by Becky Higgins, a Eugene social worker helping treat male and female victims of military sexual trauma.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.