I am so glad to read things like this. I joined the Navy in 1977 and the things you wrote of were the common not the uncommon at the time. It took me a very long time to realize that most of the people I would come into contact with as I grew older were NOT there to hurt me and use me and my trust issues were more than I could number. I spent a lot of time in meditation and counseling to realize what happened to me wasn't MY fault. That I didn't do things to encourage this (although I was even told that it was my fault because I was pretty and what did I expect from LONELY servicemen.That I shouldn't have joined) I didn't have the way or the positioning to do what she has done but it sure does put a piece together to know that they do recognize this now and it is no longer commonplace...
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