ENOUGH ALREADY

05.23.13

West Point Cadets Secretly Filmed

Sergeant accused of targeting females in bathroom, showers.

Here’s another incident to fan the flames of outrage over gender inequality and sexual harassment in the U.S. military: a West Point sergeant allegedly filmed women without their consent. Sgt. First Class Michael McClendon, a staff adviser “responsible for the health, welfare and discipline” of 125 cadets, is accused of taking videos of women in bathrooms and shower areas. Women make up 15 percent of the student body. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who recently announced new outlines for fighting sexual assault in the armed forces, is set to deliver the commencement address at West Point this weekend. What better time to remind graduates about this sort of inappropriate behavior?