Thursday, April 20, 2017

This is why women in combat units will fail...

Check this out via Navy Matters Blog (make sure to read the whole thing).
Well, you knew this would happen.  The scared sheep of Navy/Marine leadership have opted to make the male portion of the nude photo sharing incident a criminal act under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and have done nothing about the female portion, the actual posing for nude photos (1).  This kind of man-hating misandry (meaning, strongly prejudiced against men;  the counterpart word to misogyny) has been demonstrated by shallow minded, timid, PC-cowed Navy/Marine leaders before but this incident has raised the phenomenon to new levels.  The actual posing and generation of nude photos/pornography, no matter how reprehensible, is allowed because it is done by women but the sharing of the photos has been criminalized because it is done by men.
Does this seem like a common sense solution?

Do you think that criminalizing the sharing of photos of women (some of them stripping in uniform) is the only crime and to punish the women who took the pictures is punishing the victim?

If you believe the above then you're part of the problem.

If you believe the above then you're why women in combat units will utterly fail.

The issue is that for better or worse, men believe that women get special shakes in the military.  For better or worse men believe that women use their sexuality as weapons for special treatment.  Am I saying that they're sleeping around?  No.  I am saying that the perception is real.

The best thing that leadership can do is to do everything possible to ensure that everyone is getting hammered in this deal.  This isn't just about revenge porn.  Much of this has to do with a culture of sending "selfies" in all types of undress.

As things stand now this issue will simply go underground.  The rules will be circumvented and the perpetrators will find ways to degrade fellow female service members in new ways.


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