Incredibly, more than 3,000 women in the United States military report Military Sexual Trauma (MST) each year. Yet, to date, the military seems unwilling or unable to provide its own woman soldiers with the care they deserve – and unable to prevent these atrocities from occurring in the first place.
With The Female Veteran, female military veteran Ty Will tells her own deeply personal account of rape at the hands of her sergeant, and her experience with seeking treatment from a VA ill-equipped to deal with the pervasive issue.
The Female Veteran is a must-read for all veterans and their families – particularly those with a mother, daughter, aunt or sister in the armed forces -- as well as those considering entering the military.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
received the medal, like so many other soldiers.
"Someone told me that I was courageous for writing this book. I didn't write this book because I'm courageous. I wrote it out of fear. Fear of not being the best mom I can be. Fear of not being the best person I can be. Fear of not getting past the trauma of being in the Army."
- Ty Will
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author felt she had to write this book to help other women in their quest to join the military or change their future to another field. The book is a diary covering the years from 2001 thru 2010, written by the author about her days in the military and her mental health, some due to the military while other factors were caused by her personal life. Her personal life certainly caused quite a bit of her personal anguish with her not knowing for sure if it was one of her five husbands or the military. But, the military had the medical means to help her get her life straightened out. Did that do it? Only time will let Ty decide that as her life goes on during and after the military. She was interviewed by several mental health physicians giving each the story of her problems as these problems improved or in some cases, worsened. She felt very stressed out. She was given medication to help her moods and the stress, all of which helped some, but in most situations caused her to feel mentally worse. She had several medically capable that she saw but some were poor to some excellent ones also. As she continued her visits to the doctors, some areas seemed to be better but too many other things cropped up in her mind. These “things” mostly went back to when her sergeant raped her. She never got over this terrible event as, I would guess, no rape victim ever could. It would always remain in your mind, but the worse thing for Ty was that she had to continue working with this particular sergeant despite pleas to move to another command. This diary would be good for any woman either in the military or planning to join. It could also be helpful for any woman in a job where she thinks she is abused and/or could use some medical mental help.