Angry Army Wife or: Life After the MilitaryOriginally I had planned to make this blog about the things that have happened to my husband and me. That quickly changed as I found out the problems with the military cover a much larger range than what we’ve experienced, like don’t ask don’t tell hasn’t been repealed, sexist culture, rape culture, homophobic culture, etc.
Contrary to popular opinion I do love my husband, I respect him, and am proud of him, and what he does. I do not hate soldiers, several of my family members have been in the army for 20+ years, and even more have been in the navy. I just think many things in the army need to change, and that word needs to get out about what’s going on.
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t."-Eleanor Roosevelt
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"It is my opinion that the combat exclusion policy actually increases the risk of sexual harassment by making it clear to infantry troops that female personnel are not considered full soldiers. It institutionalizes women’s status as second-class citizens within the military."
I honestly haven’t been able to find much about it on the internet as it’s usually divorce rates, not fidelity or infidelity rates and they’d much rather give an answer which boils down to men can’t control their sexual urges especially under stress so of course infidelity happens. They don’t tell you that the military has provided war after war, until the first gulf war, prostitutes for the men, and that infidelity is simply not a new problem.
As far as it being service woman’s fault that is simply untrue. The American military have actively provided prostitutes to it’s service men during war. Until the first gulf war the military actively provided prostitutes for servicemen. The reason the stopped was because the US became concerned that it would hurt their relationships with the countries in which they were housing their troops. (Hunter, Honor Betrayed, pg 65)
In World War I STDs were the second most common illness amongst troops; second only to the flu. The US government spent fifty million dollars treating STDs in World War 1. (Hunter, pg 68)
Officers would make a point to tell servicemen when their PCOD (pussy cut off date) was so they could receive 30 days of treatment for their STD’s. Officers recived better care for their STDs and were diagnosed with “nonspecific urethritis” so their wives wouldn’t know. (Hunter, pg 68)
I could go on, but I think everyone gets the idea. Besides saying it’s the woman’s fault for a married man’s infidelity is saying that men can’t control themselves, and that’s saying that men are lesser beings now isn’t it.
"Dying? I reject that number completely, that people die in America because of lack of health insurance. People die in America because people die in America. And people make poor decisions with respect to their health and their healthcare. And they don’t go to the emergency room or they don’t go to the doctor when they need to."
A student, cited a 2009 Harvard University study, saying he didn’t “think God appreciates the fact that we have 50 to 100,000 uninsured Americans dying due to a lack of healthcare every year. - The Raw Story
My husband’s a veteran. He was over in Iraq. We can’t afford health care. He fought your war. Was he lazy Rick Santorum?
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