Last night I blogged about whether or not an Assault Scandal could recur at USAFA (I specifically call this Assault or Rape--it is not a Sex Scandal). Then, this morning, CA representative Jackie Speier wrote in the Huffington Post why she is introducing new legislation to change the way sexual assault is handled in the military. I do believe that Sexual Assault is an issue in the military, but media reports seem to say the same old thing. Here is what I would like more civilians to know: 1) Sexual assaults also occur against men in the military, and they receive even less support than female victims. 2) It is possible, even likely, for a woman to have a whole career without ever suffering a sexual assault. 3) The real preventative is not more legislation, but: a) doing away with marginalization of sub-groups, b) commanders valuing the contributions of sub-groups, especially in operational and combat units, c) recognizing that sexual assault is a more serious offense than co-occurring offenses, such as being off-base or drinking d) developing a sense of personal power in soldiers/sailors/airmen and training them to project this aura of personal power. What do you think?