No Place for Hazing
MILITARY trainees, especially those who are volunteers and those who plan to be officers, must expect to undergo mental and physical challenges they might not face in civilian life. But another kind of challenge - hazing - continues to occur, even though it is officially forbidden at the three United States service academies.
Much of the hazing has, in recent years, been directed at women cadets in the three US military academies or other institutions that turn out officers. A September 1990 report issued by the Pentagon said that 64 percent of military women surveyed indicated they had been sexually harassed, either physically or in subtler ways.
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Publication information: Article title: No Place for Hazing. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: December 1, 1991. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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