Being Mentally Safe Is OK

The modern world allows government to explore the domain that lies within our minds in the name of “security.” Government probes into every aspect of our personal life in order to protect the nation from some alien assault. New guidelines issued in the military allow sexual assault victims to avoid having to reveal mental health counseling when applying for government security clearance. This will encourage those sexually assaulted to more often reveal the incident since it will not result in the need to reveal to government officials each aspect of their personal life.

Retired Navy Admiral James Clapper hopes the result of this change will ensure more honesty from those sexually abused who “may not otherwise have sought treatment out of concern for their career or security clearance.”

It is rather strange that a person who was sexually abused and was the victim could be punished because she was the victim.