Women in the Military

Patricia Olivares drops by to talk about the unique issues and challenges that women in the military face every day. A veteran of the USMC, Patricia is a progressive political operative working on behalf of veterans - particularly women veterans - as well as the residents of Harris County, Texas.

During this podcast, we discuss the incredible pressure on women in the military to perform above and beyond expectations in order to overcome sexist attitudes; pressure that nearly killed Patricia. There is also the issue of MST - Military Sexual Trauma - which women deal with every day while on active duty; it not only interferes with their job, but it can be harmful, or even fatal, if not promptly addressed.

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