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Bloom Collective to host screening of The Invisible War March 26

March 18, 2013

The Bloom Collective will host a screening of a new documentary that investigates the issue of rape in the US military.

The issue of rape in the US military is not new, but the amount of rape has increased as more and more women have enlisted. According to the Facebook page event:Picture 1

The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011. 20% of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims.

Following the screening, we will have a discussion about this topic within the framework of an anti-militarism, feminist lens.

This film is free and open to the public, but we will be asking for donations to help us continue to host these kind of events.

The Invisible War

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 PM

The Bloom Collective

8 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids

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