09/15/2013 by syrbal-labrys
I have mentioned how often I want to back-hand people making off-handed comments about “veterans bitching” because “They made a choice, it’s a volunteer military now”….right? There are plenty of veterans young and old who made that choice because there was no other job available…so that is not so very voluntary, that is desperation.
So, when they go and do their government’s bitter bidding and come home physically alive but mentally battered to the point of collapse, who saves them then, in our “throwaway” attitude where nobody much sacrifices for war except the warriors and their families? The women on the hotlines, that’s who.
I know about suicidal ideation. I know about PTSD, both personally and surrounded by loved ones going through it as well. Next person making that off-hand comment around me? Remember, I’m female, I could likely blame BOTH PTSD and PMS!