Quotation by Rhonda Cornum

I asked myself, "Is it going to prevent me from getting out of here? Is there a risk of death attached to it? Is it permanently disabling? Is it permanently disfiguring? Lastly, is it excruciating?" If it doesn't fit one of those five categories, then it isn't important.
Rhonda Cornum, United States Army Major. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, "Perspectives" page (July 13, 1992).

On being sexually abused by Iraqi soldiers during the 1992 Persian Gulf War.
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