Adam Mordecai, Upworthy
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Ariana Klay was raped by her fellow Marines. What followed was a horror show where she was intimidated by her superiors, maliciously harassed, and victimized again by the military branch she volunteered to serve in.
At 3:45, her husband explains how lucky he is. At 7:06, she explains how her leadership failed her. At 7:50, she lays out the facts for how to fix it. And at 9:25, she explains why she isn't a victim.
Adam Mordeci: I write stuff for Upworthy. I want my gay friends to be able to get married. I want my undocumented friends to gain citizenship. I want everyone to have healthcare. I want the media to do their job. And I want politicians to learn shame.
If you'd like to learn more about how to help pass legislation to take criminal hearings out of military chain of command like the rest of the world does it, you could Like Protect Our Defenders and the Service Women's Action Network on Facebook. And if you want to help make sure others hear this important story, you could share this. Our soldiers would probably appreciate that.
Original: By Ariana and Ben Klay speaking on behalf of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) Military Justice Improvement Act which you should really learn more about.
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Add your name in support of the Military Justice Improvement Act. We owe it to the men and women who wear the uniform and bravely serve our great country.
A Marine Was Assaulted. Her Commander Said She Deserved It For Wearing Running Shorts.