When it came to going to see the film The Invisible War I called several friends but it wasn’t an easy sell to get someone to go see a documentary about sexual abuse in the military. It was a fabulous film and one I was pleased to have seen on the big screen. This is an unspoken yet prevalent issue we need to bring out into the light and act to eradicate.
Here is a feature about the film and the issue that was on “The Story”
There’s a great piece On the Salt Lake City NPR station Radio West.
And a Huffington Post article .
Here are some details from the film’s website that will startle you, hopefully enough to act to curb this tragic reality for many active and inactive military women among us:
“While the Department of Defense claims to have a “Zero Tolerance Policy,” the numbers of sexual assault occurrences within the U.S. military have continued to rise.
Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment
The three main objectives of Invisible No More are to:
Effect political and cultural change
Serve as a means of healing for survivors of Military Sexual Assault”