Presentation Title: PTSD in Women Veterans, a Forgotten History
Section: Poster Session Group 1 1
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Great Hall
Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Many women in the military are experiencing severe trauma from their experiences in the Iraq War, and once veterans, they are prevented from accessing treatment for this trauma. The reason why this physical and structural violence continues to be inflicted upon women veterans is unclear. To attempt to answer this question and offer a solution, I will re-insert the history behind the creation of trauma as an official disorder. Further, I will analyze U.S. military culture for practices that exacerbate violence against women and the ultimate silencing of this crime, as well as the U.S. media for ways in which they depict women in the military in specific roles, leading to inaccurate stereotypes of military women. Ultimately, I hope to show the multifaceted factors contributing to this problem and to suggest solutions so that women may be granted what they minimally deserve: safe, affordable, and accessible mental health care services.
Type of Presentation: Individual poster
Presentation Area: Women's and Gender Studies
Number of presenters:
Presenter(s): Pedowitz, Emily Claire
Major(s): Psychology ; Women and Gender Studies
Class Year(s): 2013
Sponsor(s): Moorti, Sujata, Bright, Kristin L.
Dept(s): Women and Gender Studies