Air Force creates weirdly named 'wingman policy' to fight sex abuse11/15/2012
Following a sex scandal at a Texas training base, the Air Force has implemented a new policy with a disconcerting name, and it’s immediately drawing criticism. The "wingman policy" requires all trainees to be accompanied by another person at all times when leaving their dorms. The policy was implemented after several training instructors at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio were convicted of sexual assault or inappropriate relationships with trainees or students. The Air Force says the policy dramatically decreases the potential for assault or misconduct, but Nancy Parrish, president of advocacy group Protect Our Defenders, said it puts the burden on victims: "Can you imagine if leaders in our civilian society suggested that in order to prevent rape or assault we must never be alone?" [Source]
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Is this policy an effective way to prevent sexual assaults?