07 May '13, 5pm

Air Force Brochure Tells Sexual Assault Victims to ?Submit? #military

Air Force Brochure Tells Sexual Assault Victims to ?Submit? #military

An Air Force brochure on sexual assault advises potential victims not to fight off their attackers. “It may be advisable to submit [rather] than resist,” reads the brochure (.pdf), issued to airmen at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, where nearly 10,000 military and civilian personnel are assigned. “You have to make this decision based on circumstances. Be especially careful if the attacker has a weapon.” The brochure, acquired by Danger Room, issues a series of guidances on “risk reduction” for sexual assault. Among others, it advises people under sexual attack in parking lots to “consider rolling underneath a nearby auto and scream loud. It is difficult to force anyone out from under a car.” A public affairs officer at Shaw, Sgt. Alexandria Mosness, says she believes the brochure is current. While the brochure also explains that sexual assault is not always committ...

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