Sexual Assault Solutions

by Fuzzy Manning

 Sexual Assault Solutions Fuzzy Manning ShiningServiceWorldwide Sexual violence is not just a U.S. Military or U.S. societal problem. To break the cycle of sexual violence in a global society, we first have to label it as a “Worldwide Crisis that is out of Control!” This barbaric crime has plagued humanity since the dawn of time. We allow predators to roam free in broad daylight and refuse to take any action to curtail their behavior.

Our ineffective legal systems, lack of laws, lack of enforcement of laws and personal rights, and inadequate democratic constitutions and a bill of rights have left over 7 Billion people in the dark. According to the UN, every second of everyday women and girls worldwide suffer from domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, or sexual violence. 

We can end sexual violence through real education about women’s full and equal rights, respectful relationships, and real consequences for criminal behavior. To end this brutal crime, victims must break their silence to bring these senseless assaults to an end. Nations and governmental bodies at all levels need to create a dual gendered society with equality and rights that are spelled out instead of implied. We have to believe as a global society that we will no longer tolerate predatory behavior.

 Sexual violence has no place in our families, communities, and nation. 

“We are the only animal on the planet who repeatedly abuses and sexually assaults the smaller and weaker of the species for fun or sport.” Fuzzy Manning 

Effective alternative Sexual Trauma solutions for you and your family are available. Would you like access to these solutions despite your location? The book, “Integrative Trauma Care – Alternative Solutions for Sexual Assault in a Veteran’s World” is available at the Amazon Kindle book store at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AK71MW .

Shining Service Worldwide is a charitable organization that supports all women who are part of the military family.  Our goal is successful re-integration to civilian life.

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Breast Feeding Not OK For Military Moms?

Breast Feeding Not OK For Military Moms? Linda Franklin Shining Service Worldwideby Linda Franklin

Recently there has been a lot of controversy about this picture of two military moms  breastfeeding their kids. It’s a beautiful picture –  so what’s all the fuss about?

The photo is part of a local breastfeeding awareness campaign by Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base, a support group launched in January by Crystal Scott, a military spouse and mother of three. Among the intimate close-ups of smiling young mothers cuddling their adorable babies, the images of the two airmen stand out.

I guess it has to do with the fact that too many people think nudity is shameful and especially taboo for a woman in uniform. This attitude illustrates just how ashamed Americans are their naked bodies.  What appears to be a discussion about is breastfeeling “OK” or not, is really a discussion about how we perceive nakedness, motherhood, female sexuality, and breasts.

According to Military Spouse Central, public displays of affection — even something as innocuous as holding hands — are not allowed while wearing a military uniform. Also forbidden while in uniform: eating, drinking, or talking on a cell phone while walking, carrying an umbrella that’s not black, and (in some cases) smoking or even chewing gum.

The military uniform is something Americans respect.  It’s a symbol –  but breast feeding is a symbol too.  A symbol of a woman’s love and need to bond with her baby. Now people are comparing breastfeeding in uniform to urinating and defecating in uniform.  That sickens me.

This story tells a sad truth about America:  We are really messed up when it comes to our beautiful, naked bodies.

Shining Service Worldwide is a charitable organization that supports all women who are part of the military family.  Our goal is successful re-integration to civilian life.

 

Military Makeovers A Big Hit

by Linda Franklin

Military Makeovers - Linda Franklin Shining Service WorldwideOur military makeovers are the best.  Yes, I am bragging but honestly, they are the best. Nobody does it like we do.  Just look at these beautiful women with the huge smiles after being primped, pampered and dressed in their new outfits.

Our military gals were then ready for their grand entrance at our Fleet Week Celebration.  They rocked the house.  Everyone wanted to shake their hand, thank them for their shining service and hear their stories.  One woman said for the first time in her life she feels really beautiful. That’s a first step in changing a life around – feeling good about yourself.

Military Makeovers Linda Franklin Shining Service WorldwideThis is the beautiful space we held our celebration.  The food, wine, vodka tasting, cupcakes and raffle were all better than I could have every hoped.  We had almost 200 guests.  

Shining Service Worldwide is a charitable organization that supports all women who are part of the military family.  Our goal is successful re-integration to civilian life.