A female Air Force Lt. Col. has faced backlash for suggesting that admission of women in the army brings a free prize of sexual harassment for them. With this statement, she referred to the murder of Vanessa Guillen.
Lt. Col. Betsy Schoeller left controversial comments on a post that shared an article about the murder case of Vanessa Guillen. The missing soldier was bludgeoned to death. After he revealed to her loved ones about a senior officer who sexually harassed her. The Lieutenant Colonel also rebuffed the social media users who expressed sympathy towards Vanessa Guillen. This military veteran is now a senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She also responded that one will have to pay if they cry like a snowflake about facing sexual harassment.
The netizens flood comments in favor of Vanessa Guillen
The comments came just hours after Guillen’s family attorney. They revealed that the 20-year-old soldier had been bludgeoned to death with a hammer in the armory room where she worked. However, Schoeller has removed her post. But the outrage has led to the launching of an online petition on change.org against her. The petition demands to fire the Lt. Col. from the University. The netizens reacted to here comments very bluntly and blamed her for not supporting women.
People also slammed her for supporting sexual harassment of women who were so entrenched in the armed forces. They even blamed men as they cannot control their urges and want women to stay indoors. Meanwhile, a fellow veteran agreed that it was such behavior that encouraged sexual harassment. A number of social media users pointed out she had a responsibility. Because she owed to her high rank, to address issues of harassment within the Air Force.
Guillen was last seen alive on April 22 at the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas. More than two months after she went missing, her partial remains were finally found Tuesday near the Leon River in Bell County. What are your views? Do let us know in the comments section below.