The military culture is an old one, and it changes slowly. Its attitude towards sexual misconduct will change slowly as well. The goal here is not to put more soldiers behind bars. It’s to create a workplace climate where sexual assaults are seen as wholly unacceptable — even in cases which nobody ever sends up the chain of command.
Steve Sullivan (former president of the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime; first Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime; executive director of Ottawa Victim Services), in thisiPolitics op-ed