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Surveys Show Spike in Reports of Sexual Harassment on US Aircraft Carriers

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2023
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Last year, a spate of suicides among the crew of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George Washington sparked several U.S. Navy investigations into the culture on board and the conduct of the ship’s senior officers. 

One of the investigations found that while the George Washington was docked at Newport News, Virginia, employees of a company contracted for work on the ship made frequent sexually suggestive comments to female crew members. Navy officers, the report found, had engaged with managers of Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding to “curtail the harassment towards Sailors,...

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