This one does not belong to the one I filed under "disappointed"!
As mom of a DD, I'm struggling, as I'm sure are others. My dad was 28 years in the Army - he was a noble and honorable man, and unless we had our heads in the sand, we never would have imagined him behaving in either of these manners. It seems that everyone on this forum is equally disturbed and outraged.
So how/why do these things happen? I have unofficially linked alcohol use to the various reports of sexual assault that have surfaced during the 2+ years that DD has been in her SS/SA application process, but it seems neither of these cases is directly linked to alcohol. Further, the second scandal is pervasive - and seemingly determined to continue. I understand that the media has unearthed the most shocking posts to publicize, but it is still very disturbing that this culture is present at all.
Any words of reassurance - or even a stiff reality check - would be appreciated.
I have seen this evident in the kids I coach. They are one person in front of their parents, teachers, and coaches, but online it's like they are completely different people. This double life is difficult to understand, and it seems like it would be difficult to live, but they are becoming masters at it.Also, the disconnect they feel doing it electronically instead of in person.
Wait you're telling me that the service whose leaders have unabashedly fought against opening jobs to women has a problem with how it treats women? Well, I am SHOCKED.Talked with a few of my buddies still on Active Duty, some are still in Command. This thing is ugly and only going to get worse before it gets better.