Sexual assaults in the US military increased by almost 38 per cent last year, according to the Pentagon's own report. So, has the #MeToo movement failed to make an impact on the armed services or have women become more confident about reporting incidents? Dr Ellen Haring, a former US Army colonel and the current CEO of the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) in Washington, DC joins the podcast to discuss the challenges for women in the US military, and SWAN's work with Congress and Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand.
Dr Ellen Haring will be appearing at the Sydney Ideas' panel, 'When will the military have its #MeToo moment?', on July 17. Register here.
Produced by Apoorva Kolluru.
Thanks to the Bubamara Brass Band and Ketsa for their musical contributions to this episode.