Ben Wadham does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.Flinders University provides funding as a member of The Conversation AU.These are places almost exclusively inhabited by men nested within deeply masculine cultures seeking status and exclusivity. This is fundamental to military culture and to the widely held belief that initiations are crucial.As I was showering five or six senior [others] attacked me – they turned off the lights, tied my hands behind my back and proceeded to do things to me.The Conversation UK receives funding from Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence, as well as sixty five university members.
It was swept under the rug, just as “Kate”’s might have been, had she not broken the rules and gone public.
When “Kate” complained to her superiors, her case was ignored, so she went public.
She was then disciplined for breaking the Academy’s rules about fraternizing, and the rule about talking to the press.
Not long after he arrived, he was raped by a group of senior cadets who were just a few years older than him.
“Shortly after I was attacked, the same gang attacked and gang-raped a female cadet in my division,” he writes. One of the perpetrators said openly that ‘she was a drunk slut, she had it coming’.