Insignia

The poem Insignia was one that especially stood out to me.  I question the ability for a man to be able to discuss the issues which affect women specifically.

“One in three female soldiers will experience sexual assault while serving in the military.” (Turner 64)

It was discussed in Critical Reading last semester that a author should stick to what they know.  Brian Turner is aware of the statistics of this issue although it is not something that he has or even could experience himself.  He cannot know the fear that this woman would feel as she closes her eyes at night in attempt to sleep.  Only she could write of this experience.

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