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Friday, January 31, 2014

U.S. Military officials: New report highlights sexist climate at service academies

By Agence France-Presse
The Raw Story
Friday, January 10, 2014

Sexual assault cases have declined at two of the three US military academies but students still worry they will suffer social retaliation if they report an incident, officials said Friday.

The students also say they are reluctant to confront sexist behavior by a small number of cadets and athletes, underscoring the need for commanders to improve the climate at the academies, according to a Pentagon report.

Students believe their leaders take sexual assault seriously but “also identified peer pressure as a barrier to reporting,” said Major General Jeffrey Snow, director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.

The entire story is here.

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