SPC Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and horrific murder earlier this year shined a light on the systemic issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault within our military. Her name made headlines across the country, #IAmVanessaGuillén was trending on social media, and her family vowed to bring change to the system in her memory. What happened to Vanessa inspired others to come forward and share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault while serving in the U.S. military.
One question I like to ask my students is who are the greatest American presidents? After I gather the list of usual suspects, I then ask what makes these presidents great? What I tend to find is that the greatest usually get us through some sort of crisis.
In these crazy, chaotic times I believe people will either turn to suicide or self-preservation.
Last week, I held an interim study before the House Public Health committee regarding the rights of therapists to help those with unwanted same-sex attraction and the right of individuals to choose to receive this therapy.