Chris Hugh 
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Re: “UPDATE: Academy cadets charged with sex crimes

If the Academy wanted to prevent violent crimes, it could. It's a regimented environment and a culture of following orders. But in all the thousands of orders I heard while there, "You will not commit rape" was never even implied. Not. Once.

On the other hand, "women deserve to be raped if they 1) study in an unoccupied classroom, 2) wear nail polish, 3) wear the heels that were issued to them as part of an official uniform, 4) wear their uniform skirt, 5) drink, 6) say anything out of line, 7) date someone outside your race, 8) date anyone at all, 9) are pretty, 10) aren't pretty, 11) are a female cadet since only men belong here" I heard many times. Sometimes stated, sometimes implied. I'm fucking serious. If you wore your uniform skirt, people thought you were a slut. Insane. And even if you are a slut, rape is a crime. Being a slut isn't.

The second they get a person in charge of that crazy place that actually has no tolerance for rape, there will be very, very few attacks. Until then all, who the hell knows. Men aren't immune either. The one rape I heard about while there had a male victim. The attacker was kicked out, but was he prosecuted? Of course not.

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Posted by Chris Hugh on 10/31/2012 at 4:03 PM

Re: “UPDATE: 27 hurt in Air Force Academy snow 'ritual'

OMG, thanks for the reminder on why I left that insane asylum. Reading the article, you'd almost think the brass didn't have any warning. Fact is, that was a tradition 28 fucking years ago when I was there. A simple word beforehand would halt this right in its tracks. Our first sergeant informed us quite clearly that she would kill the first person who touched her. No one touched her. If USAFA wanted to make sure its cadets, um, followed the fucking criminal laws against assault, it could do it.

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Posted by Chris Hugh on 10/31/2012 at 3:40 PM

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