Photo: Jeff Schogol via Flightlines
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and coming hot on the heels of rape allegations that recently made headlines around the world, U.S. military officials are using the occasion to highlight the issue, and work toward a solution.Which is why this sign outside Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia is kind of funny, and kind of not.
Jeff Schogol at the Air Force Times threw this shot up on his Flightlines blog that announces “April Is Sexual Awareness Month.”
Schogol talked to base spokesman Harry Lundy who said someone left out the key word as an oversight.
“It was a typographical mistake that was corrected first thing this morning,” Lundy said in an email Monday afternoon to Schogol. “In all, the error was displayed for less than 24 hours and does not take away from the seriousness of sexual assault awareness.”
Lundy says the base has a long list of events this month to raise awareness about sexual assault, that it takes the issue very seriously, and “does not see this error as a means to take it lightly.”
We agree, and hope the poor airman who made the mistake isn’t in too much trouble.
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