“You try to convince yourself that you are not struggling because everyone is telling you that you shouldn’t be.”
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Commanders are the ones making decisions about how to handle sexual violence cases. If they don’t want to prosecute, then the case doesn’t go forward.
Research shows journalists routinely fail to interview disabled people; the humanity of victims is erased from the discourse about such cases; and news outlets often imply that murders of disabled people by caregivers are “justified” or “mercy killings."
“Incidents like these, occurring under a president who has openly threatened a free press, take on a greater and more ominous significance,” said Kathy Kiely of the National Press Club Journalism Institute.