Military Wives Strip Down To Campaign For PTSD Awareness

Ashley Wise’s husband Rob is about as tough as they come. The career soldier spent 8 years in the Marines before joining the Army after 9/11 and serving on two tours of duty in Iraq, but in April this year, he hit a wall. He locked himself in a hotel room with guns and alcohol and told his wife “he might do something stupid.”

Thankfully, he came back home alive. Ashley reached out to the Family Advocacy Service at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where they are currently stationed, and discovered that, like many other soldiers who are suffering from mental anguish or who might have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), finding the help he needed without putting his career in jeopardy would be a struggle.


Wise told a girlfriend, “I want to streak across the 101st command building, because then maybe the general or someone would listen to what I’m saying.” Instead she grabbed an eyeliner pencil and had her friend write these words on her back:

“Broken by battle, Wounded by war,

I love you forever, To you this I swore:

I will quiet your silent screams, Help heal your shattered soul

Until once again, my love, you are whole.”

Wise posted a picture of her naked back on Facebook, invited other military wives to share images of themselves, and the organization Battling Bare was born. Now, just two months later, Wise is working with seven other military wives to launch a non-profit organization to raise awareness about PTSD and the impact it has on spouses and children. In three years, they aim to have a chapter in every state in place to support military families and hold workshops based on a model developed by Operation Restored Warrior.

Do you know someone who suffers from PTSD? What do you think of Battling Bare’s campaign for awareness?

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Daily Mail

70-Year-Old Virgin: ‘I’m Ready To Take The Plunge’

The 2005 film “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” grossed nearly $200 million worldwide based on the premise of a man who went without sex into midlife. But one real-life woman has managed to a virgin up to her 70th birthday. That could be about to change. 

“Now’s the time. I’m ready to take the plunge for the right bloke,” Pam Shaw tells the Sun.”My standards are still very high, though. I’m hoping to bag a tall, dark and handsome millionaire.”

Shaw says she doesn’t believe in sex before marriage and has been too busy with her career as a cabaret dancer to settle down. “I feel I am ready to give marriage a go and maybe go to bed with a man,” she said. “You are never too old for anything. Just look at Joan Collins.”


The paper notes that despite her voluntary lifelong abstinence, Shaw goes by the stage name “The Sexational Pam,” and once fraternized with male sex symbols like “It’s Not Unusual” singer Tom Jones and James Bond actor Roger Moore. Shaw says she lived with her mother until she passed away at the age of 97 in 1995. Ironically, Shaw says men have often made incorrect assumptions about her sex life, or lack thereof, because of her career in the entertainment industry.

“I’ve never really been intimate with a man, just a bit of kissing. I had a sexy stage name and dressed sexy but that was all for my career,” she said.

Do you agree that it is a person can never be too old for anything? Tell us what you think!

Source & Image: Yahoo News