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It Is Time to Change the Culture of the Military and Change Attitudes About Sexual Assault

Paula Coughlin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Paula Coughlin

Reporting my attack the next day to my admiral was as shocking as the actual assault: he told me that's what I get for walking down the hallway full of drunk aviators. That's what I get. I since have learned that most senior military leadership believed that to be true: it is the cost of being in a man's world.

Pentagon Should Get Only One Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The claim from every head of the armed services that the military can solve this problem and leave intact the chain of command issues is about to be tested. Issue your orders to your subordinates. Let it be known that the "look the other way" and "boys will be boys" culture is over.

Molly O'Toole

Lackland Sex Scandal Reaches The House | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paula Coughlin and Jennifer Norris finished each other's sentences, laughed loudly and put a hand on the other's shoulder. Coughlin is a...

As Lackland Air Force Base Scandal Widens, Tailhook Whistleblower To Demand Hearing

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

At least 83 women were sexually assaulted or molested in 1991 at the Las Vegas convention of the Tailhook Association, a group of active-duty and reti...

Tailhook Whistleblower Demands Congress Investigate Lackland Sexual Assaults

Nancy Parrish | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The mission of our military is to protect the American way of life and our freedoms, yet this very mission is compromised by leadership that allows, perpetrates and condones sexual assault on the very members of our armed services.

Suing the Department of Defense for Dereliction of Its Duty

Nancy Parrish | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

We would like to believe that this most recent in a series of pledges of "zero tolerance" will make a difference. However, we would only know the Pentagon is serious and effective when the careers of those senior commanders who fail to provide positive leadership and take effective action are ended.

Andrea Stone

Gay Troops Gather To Face Post-DADT Challenges | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Just weeks after gays and lesbians celebrated the repeal of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, more than 200 active-duty mili...

What Can Stop the Gay-Bashing in the Military?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Petty Officer Third Class Joseph Rocha was brutalized for more than two years at his base in Bahrain after his refusal to hire a prostitute raised suspicions that he was gay. This is not an academic debate.