Tuesday, June 4, 2013

West Point Rugby Team Disbanded For Sending E-Mails That Are Derogatory To Women

Photo: The West Point men's rugby club, shown playing last season, was disbanded in May and some of this season's players were disciplined after an investigation. (Mike Strasser / West Point Public Affairs)

West Point Rugby Team Indefinitely Disbanded As Details Emerge Of 'Crude Sexual' Emails And 'Culture Of Disrespect Towards Women' -- Daily Mail

* 60 players punished after investigation into email chain showed lewd, inappropriate references to homosexuality, incest, and rape
* U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke at the elite military academy's May 25 convocation, where he called sexual harassment a 'debilitating, insidious, and destructive force in the American military'

The rugby team of West Point military academy has been disbanded and players disciplined over an email chain involving crude sexual references and suggesting a ‘hostile team environment or a culture of disrespect towards women.’

Players on the rugby team of the elite New York institution—a veritable assembly line into the highest echelons of the American military—shared emails that have now been deemed to be in violation of the Cadet Disciplinary Code.

Shared between the entire rugby team be several players, the emails reportedly contained rankings of a sexual nature of female cadets and other women, as well as references to rape, incest, and homosexuality.

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More News On the Suspension of West Point's Rugby Team

West Point rugby team disbanded over 'inappropriate' emails -- Army Times
West Point rugby team benched over emails deemed derogatory to women -- FOX News/AP
West Point Rugby Team Disbanded for ‘Derogatory’ Emails About Women -- ABC News
West Point Rugby Team Disciplined for E-Mails Demeaning Women -- SFGate/Bloomberg
US Military Academy cadets ‘make degrade’ - men’s rugby team disbanded over derogatory e-mails -- New York Post
Future American generals sent marching over sex emails -- Toby Harnden, Sunday Times

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