women speak out

Not long ago, I blogged about "Lisa Smith", the pseudonym of yet another KBR employee who was sexually assaulted - then silenced - while working in Iraq.

Now "Lisa Smith" has testified before Congress and spoken to the media using her real name, Dawn Leamon.

This is one brave woman.

Background here, and further back, here.

Whenever a woman refuses to be silent about rape, she is standing up for rape survivors everywhere - and for those who didn't survive. She is standing up for all women, and our right to control our own bodies. She is fighting for freedom from fear.

I wish there was something I could do to help Dawn Leamon. Hopefully this post will find her. We are with you, Dawn. You are not alone.

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