Air Force Sexual Assault Scandal Even Worse Than We ThoughtErin Gloria Ryan7/18/12 11:30amFiled to: Sex crimesAir ForceMilitarysexual AssaultSexual HarassmentRapeCongressGettypicTopFb542EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe horribly depressing, kind of gigantic Lackland Air Force base rape/sexual assault scandal (is the phrase "rape scandal" redundant? Can't get more scandalous than rape.) uncovered in recent months has headed to a military court, and details of the case seem to point to a widespread culture of male superiors taking sexual advantage of female recruits. One male defendant accused of sexually assaulting 10 women claims that all of the sex he was having was consensual; the woman he was having sex with claim it was rape. So, best case scenario, Lackland is a fuckfest. Worst case: a rapefest. Earlier this year, investigators uncovered evidence that there was something rotten in Denmark; in all, 12 of Lackland's 475 instructors had been accused of sexual impropriety with 31 different female recruits. Nine of the men accused of sexual impropriety were in the same squadron. You don't have to be a mathemagician to understand that because 31 is bigger than 12, some of the instructors must have been repeat offenders. And you don't have to be a woman to think: ew.