USFS has proven in multiple ways on multiple issues that problems are best addressed by pretending they don't existSafeSport said there is “a culture in figure skating that allowed grooming and abuse to go unchecked for too long."
I would expect it is applied here because during their investigation, SafeSport found that little if anything is done to prevent grooming and abuse in skating and little or no action taken when grooming and abuse occurs.
I would also assume that most (maybe not the vast majority) skater interactions are fine, but I think the question is what happens when skater interactions aren't fine? How does the USFS as an organization respond to this? Does the organization enforce ethical standards or turn a blind eye? Do people intervene or do they simply pretend not to see?
It seems kind of obvious to me that the USFS as an organization is not inclined to address such issues, but that might just be bias on my part, as I think the USFS has proven in multiple ways on multiple issues that problems are best addressed by pretending they don't exist.
I would stay the entire skating community is like that this is not specific to USFSA. They don't want to see the problem or attack the problem because it's not good for the sport's image!!! And they are right... SafeSport is there to address some issues that have been going on for a while and look at the number of people who are blaming them right now.
Changing the mind set of a whole community is really hard it take time and patience and it will hurt and might touch people we admire. It's like getting rid of a tumor... painful but necessary