*Warning: The following are actual screenshots of comments left under the three YouTube videos that make up the story of Lauren. They will anger you and they may be triggering. Please read these with care and if you need to speak to someone, please chat with a RAINN counselor.
These are just a few among hundreds of comments that shame, blame, and accuse women in service. Some even seem to scold survivors for not realizing that "men are raped too". Has everyone missed the point?!
The series was put together to give viewers a very small peak into what survivors of MST go through. But rather then being enraged with sexual violence in the service and the lack of help and support survivors receive, they are enraged by the "sucky ending". It breaks my heart.
It breaks my heart to know that people seem to care so little. They seem to view this all as "the military's problem". All of this happens in a far away land, behind closed doors, and the bad guy goes to jail. What do we have to do to show people that these predators, after they leave service, live on their block? Hold jobs teaching their children?
Many people have asked me why I do what I do. Why I share my story and run my races and spend so much money to tell the world about MST. Here is a small piece of that answer. If I won't speak up and spread awareness and make noise... who will?