Here We Go Again

[Content Note: Rape culture.]

Since May 1: An Air Force sexual assault prevention chief was charged with a sexual assault; an Air Force brochure on sexual assault was found to engage in victim-blaming and advise potential victims to submit to attackers; the Air Force's top commander blamed "the hookup mentality" for the US military's pervasive rape problem; Fort Hood's sexual assault prevention chief was relieved of his duties pending an investigation for "abusive sexual contact, pandering, assault and maltreatment of subordinates"; the head of Fort Campbell's sexual assault response program was arrested after violating an order of protection; a staff adviser "responsible for the health, welfare and discipline" of a company of 125 cadets at West Point allegedly videotaped female cadets in the shower without their consent; an investigation was launched at the Naval Academy after allegations that three football players sexually assaulted a female student; and members of the Joint Chiefs and Congress have insisted that the chain of command must be preserved in addressing sexual assault cases.

Today: Officials confirm an investigation has been launched at Fort Carson after allegations of "sexual misconduct" by multiple soldiers involving female minors.
"The command is aware of the cases and is closely monitoring the investigations of these soldiers," said a statement released by base officials. They did not provide further information, citing an ongoing law enforcement investigation.

"We assure the community that the Army is taking this situation seriously," the statement said.
Swell. That's super reassuring, giving the military's track record.

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