I just discovered that NBC Nightly News repurposed parts of our interview a couple weeks ago (from an interview about a month ago). I was glad to see that they showed more of my response, though, because
1. It doesn’t make sense to have CRIMINAL cases directly within the Chain of Command and
2. Although often life-crushing, I maintain my stance that VICTIMS MUST REPORT.
*** Where would we be if not for the steps our foremothers and forefathers took to speak out? They suffered worse injustices than we probably have, but spoke up. Believe me, I know it is hard (that’s an understatement) but we MUST, because slowly but surely, I believe it chips away at the system and puts light on a very dark subject. There are so many layers to this… and rape is a WORLDWIDE problem. I hope the military can lead the way and effect positive change on a larger scale.
3. On a happier note, I’m so stoked my three-legged, wonder-pup got lots of coverage this time! 🙂
*this is a 3:30 minute long segment with Brian Williams and Jim Miklaszewski. My statements are made beginning at 2:55min.