I was invited to speak at Occupy Phoenix today about women in the military specifically about the rape epidemic in the US Armed Forces and why the anti-Occupiers stance on “if those lazy hippies just enlist they can have their education paid for and stop whining about the cost of tuition” is not so easy.
We shouldn’t be fighting the 1% wars.
We should not subject ourselves to being raped, shot at, blown up, deployed, redeployed X12 times, just to get the chance to sit inside a classroom or have a regular pay check.
Public education so called “States colleges” which were started to allow higher education for all is no longer affordable to most. With changes with the GI Bill it won’t be affordable to veterans as well despite the promise from recruiters that if you enlist that you’ll have college paid for. When jobs that 30 years ago required just a high school diploma now requires at least a bachelor degree it is an endless cycle of going in debt to pay for education without a promise of a job when you graduate.
So if you are around hope to see you there.