Friday, January 10, 2014

Sharing an article 01/10/2014

From the Chronicle today:

“Career Colleges of America”

“The number of reported sexual assaults at the U.S. military academies fell slightly this year, from 80 to 70, according to an annual report expected to be released on Friday by the Department of Defense. In more than half of the cases, assault victims filed restricted reports, in which they sought medical or other care but did not make a formal complaint.”

“In the past, academy students have underreported incidents of assault by as much as two-thirds, citing fears of retaliation by authorities, ostracism by peers, and concern about punishment.”

“The Associated Press noted that sports and clubs will be a special target of prevention efforts after recent athletics-related harassment and assaults at the U.S. Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies.”

So is this true progress or the usual fear of retaliation? Either way, these stats are still entirely too high! Women who choose to serve should not have to pay a ‘special’ price for the patriotism.

True progress will occur when the stats are virtually non-existent.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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