Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Survey: Women struggle to be seen as 'real' veterans
Women already facing discrimination issues in the ranks confront similar challenges being accepted as "real veterans" in their post-military life, according to a new study released by officials at The Mission Continues on Monday.
The survey of women fellows in the group in April found that about two-thirds did not feel "respected and valued as veterans," because of a lack of respect of their service or assumptions they must be spouses instead of former service members.
That feeling in turn hurt their sense of identity and ability to connect with others.