Monday, Jul 12, 2004, 1:46 pm
Rape Reforms Needed
Today Moffeit published an article in the Denver Post that raises questions about the level of urgency that the Defense Department has assigned this grave issue. Despite the fact that Rumsfeld ordered a task force to start dealing with the problem six months ago, victim advocates still have not been made available to servicemen and -women in the war zone.
These news reports provoke many questions, among them: Why has this story not been picked up by other news outlets? Why has the Defense Department been dragging its feet on this issue? And, what is being done to prevent these assaults? Service personnel have more than enough to worry about in a war zone....
Emily Udell is a writer for Angie’s List Magazine in Indianapolis. In 2009, she finished a stint drinking bourbon and covering breaking news for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. Her eclectic media career also includes time at the Associated Press, Punk Planet (R.I.P.), The Daily Southtown in southwest Chicago, and Radio Prague in the Czech Republic. She co-hosted and co-produced In These Times’ radio show “Fire on the Prairie” from 2003 to 2006.