Maj. Gen. Mary Kay Hertog is the outgoing director of the Pentagon's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. The Pentagon is revamping its policies on reporting sex crimes, but there are still questions about how well it will work.
The Pentagon has announced new steps to deter assaults and make it easier to prosecute offenders, a move that follows President Obama's recent remark that sexual assault "has no place" in the U.S. military.
Still, many victims believe it will be difficult to change a military culture that makes it tough for the victims to report these crimes.
For victims, the nightmare starts with the attack. Many say that things get worse when they try to do something about it.
Lucy Hessel, depicted above at the seaside in 1940, was Vuillard's friend, muse and lover for more than 40 years. She was also the wife of art collector and Vuillard supporter Jos Hessel. Vuillard was with Hessel when he died in June 1940.
FLA167564 Credit: Vallotton and Misia in the Dining Room at Rue Saint-Florentin, 1899 (oil on cardboard) by Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)Private Collection/ Flammarion/ The Bridgeman Art LibraryNationality / copyright status: French / out of copyright
Credit Private collection / Courtesy The Jewish Museum
Lucy Hessel was the wife of Vuillard's close friend Jos Hessel, a noted art dealer. She was also Vuillard's friend, muse and lover. She is shown here in Vuillard's studio, on Boulevard Malesherbes in 1911.
Credit Collection of Helen Frankenthaler / Courtesy The Jewish Museum
Thadee Natanson, depicted here at his desk in an Edouard Vuillard oil painting from 1899, was from a prominent family of bankers. He was one of Vuillard's loyal supporters and helped the artist achieve recognition in Paris in the 1890s.
Credit Collection of Guy-Patrice Dauberville / Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris
Jos Hessel was senior partner at the Bernheim-Jeune gallery, where Vuillard began exhibiting his work in the early 1900s. Messieurs and Mesdames Josse and Gaston Bernheim-Jeune, Avenue Henri-Martin, 1905, oil on cardboard, on panel.
Vuillard's paintings are full of patterns. This lively 1914 portrait depicts Marcelle Aron, Lucy Hessel's first cousin, in the conservatory of her Paris apartment. She was married to writer Tristan Bernard.
In 1940, a week after the Germans occupied France, a popular painter died of a heart attack outside Paris in the embrace of his powerful patrons. An exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York explores the life of Edouard Vuillard, a non-Jewish artist, and the circle of Jewish tastemakers who supported him.
Jim Flechtner's satirical letter to The Courier (Findlay, Ohio), pointed out irreconcilable differences between the Holy Bible and the "bisexual" Buckeye and called for grassroots campaign to remove the "shameful" state mascot.
Without reading too much into the author's original intent, the letter does connote a bit of Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal in 1729 and the rich history of subsequent modest proposals since.
The prosecution presented its last witness today in the trial against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The New York Times reports the witness was the mother of one of the eight boys who accused Sandusky of sexually abusing him.
The U.S. Supreme Court, headed into the homestretch of its term, once again weighed into the question of whether lab technicians must testify in criminal cases about test results. But in four separate opinions that spanned 92 pages, the justices were anything but clear.
Thinking about joining a book club? Explore the literary past at Satellite Beach Public Library during “An Afternoon with the Classics”. Reference Librarian Leslie Brey will lead the classics book club discussion on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. New members are always welcome.
After all, Haiti hadn't recorded cholera for as long as a century, Nepal had experienced a cholera epidemic in the months preceding the soldiers' arrival, and the Haitian and Nepalese cholera strains were found to be nearly identical.