posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:08 PM
Nearly 150 women reported being sexually abused between 1993 and 2003, most complained that they were ignored,ostracized or punished for speaking out.
Now the Air Force is admitting in this memo that they did not do enough!
(AP) Air Force Academy commanders over the past 10 years failed to recognize and deal with the seriousness of sexual assaults against female cadets,
according to the Pentagon's inspector general.
In a memo to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that was released Tuesday, Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz wrote, "We conclude that the overall
root cause of the sexual assault problems at the Air Force Academy was the 'failure of successive chains of command over the past 10 years to
acknowledge the severity of the problem.'"
I guess it is a case of better late then never,at least now they are acknowleding the abuse, but these women were assaulted twice. The first time was
sexual, the second time by being punished or worse, ignored. The double standard still exists and until the military puts an end to the degregation of
women, the problem won't be solved