Conversation is needed I was surprised to read that sexual-assault issues have been covered up by our military for so long [“Senator: Fire commanders allowing sex assault,” seattletimes.com, May 26]. Most people don’t talk about sexual assault being an issue, which perpetuates us normalizing it in our society. I wonder if the Air Force officer who…More
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Task force is necessary A Northwest Voices letter in regard to the article “End the culture of silence about sexual assaults in the military” stated that a task force is unnecessary and that the reason for sexual assault in the military is due to a lack of leadership [“Task force is unnecessary,” Northwest Voices, May…More
Don’t hear cases in military court If Congress is serious about curbing rape in the military, it should remove all such cases from the military-justice system and place them in the civilian criminal court system [“End the culture of silence about sexual assaults in the military,” Opinion, May 17. That would mitigate the victims’ fear of…More
Task force is unnecessary Rep. Gael Tarleton, D-Seattle, is right to address the plague of sexual assault occurring within the military, but wrong in her suggested remedies [“End the culture of silence about sexual assaults in the military,” Opinion, May 17]. Only an elected official in today’s all-bark, no-bite political culture, would propose “a task force…More
Saratoga rapists should have been be treated like adults As a graduate of Saratoga High School, I was disgusted and outraged by the actions taken by the school [“Editorial: Renew help for sexual-assault victims,” Opinion, April 25]. Punishment for a gang rape by three students was being kicked off the football team. When I was a student…More