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While the psychological impact of warzone experiences on military personnel is well-documented, the unique gendered experiences of personnel are rarely discussed. Professor Lynne McCormack at the University of Newcastle, along with clinical psychologist Nicole L. Bennett, investigated the ‘lived’ experience of women in the military through a series of interviews with female veterans. Their findings shed light on profound and detrimental dehumanising behaviours directed at the women who participated in this study, which they describe as gender minimisation, a form of sexual abuse.

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Relentless, Aggressive, and Pervasive: Exploring Gender Minimization and Sexual Abuse Experienced by Women Ex-Military Veterans’, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2021.

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