Trigger Warning: This post discusses sexual violence, victim-blaming.
Jennifer Stevens, a 10-year armed forces and battalion veteran, was absolutely outraged by this poster in the women’s restroom of the Wright-Patterson Ohio Air Force base. The poster, titled "Avoid Being a Victim," is a guideline for women to avoid/prevent sexual assault. Understandably, it SCREAMS victim-blaming.
The poster instructs soldiers to avoid sexual assault by paying attention to their surroundings, socializing with people who share their values and being prepared to get home. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on May 07, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski is the chief of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention and response branch. Ironically enough, Krusinski was arrested this past weekend in Arlington, Virginia for assaulting a woman. According to local police reports, he fondled the woman's breasts and buttocks in a parking lot.
Pentagon spokesman George Little has stated that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “expressed outrage and disgust over the troubling allegations” and “emphasized that this matter will be dealt with swiftly and decisively.” Great. Read More