As I read about high ranking military officers not being disciplined for sexual assault, I felt sick at my stomach, disgusted and angry. Here are men that are at the forefront of our Nation’s safety, yet they are purposely hurting those under their authority!
Sounds like something our Nation should already be past, does it not?
So, why aren’t we? Why is that an untouchable issue? What gives these men the impression that they can do whatever they want and not be held accountable? Stars on their shoulders? High prestige? The fact that they are men?
No matter how it gets overlooked, blown-off, and ignored–
it is not ok.
It’s NOT ok that they get to walk away while the woman– or man– they assault has to try to move past it. It’s NOT ok that the attackers’ lives are intact, while the victims’ lives are shattered. IT’s NOT ok that they abuse the authority that they have been entrusted with.
It’s NEVER ok.
For every life they have destroyed, they are accountable. For every suicide that happened as a result of their abuse of authority, blood is on their hands. For every child conceived in their selfish lustful greed, borne or aborted with shame, they are accountable. For every life shattered, every career destroyed, every hope smothered– they are accountable.
Ladies and Gentlemen– This is our current day Air Force, led by yesterday’s male chauvinist pigs.
Think it’s time for a change yet?
If we call enough attention to this, things WILL change. They have to.
What happens when 4-star Air Force general is accused of sexual assault?