“Demanding An End To Sexual Assaults: Reuters

The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Lawmakers demand military leaders curb sex assaults” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/08/us-usa-defense-sexassault-idUSBRE94717T20130508).

“Senators alarmed by a jump in sex crimes in the U.S. military called on Wednesday (May 8, 2013) for a cultural overhaul of the Air Force and a lawmaker exposed a web page used by Marines that she said depicted a “CULTURE OF misogyny (hatred, distrust or dislike of women) and SEXUAL HARASSMENT“. That is obviously NOT good

“(Speaking to) a hearing with top Air Force leaders a day after the Pentagon released its 2012 annual report on sexual assault in the military, which showed 37 percent jump in estimated sex crimes to 26,000″, Sen. Barbara Mikulski said: “I’m just FED UP  with this sexual assault stuff“. WE ALL ARE“a 37 percent jump” is ALARMING/DEEPLY TROUBLING.

 “(Speaking to) the Air Force civilian and military leaders”, Mikulski said: “I’ve been working with you for 25 years and IT DIDN’T SEEM TO DO ONE DAMN BIT OF GOODI’m pretty FRUSTRATEDI WANT CHANGEI WANT ACTIONWhat are we going to do about THE CULTURE?” This is the latest example of “frustration”, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).

“General Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, told Mikulski, “No one is more FRUSTRATED than I am” over the military’s continuing problem with sexual assault”. This is the latest example of “frustration” a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “I NEED TO DO MOREThe Air Force NEEDS TO DO MOREAnd every single victim is just a gut-wrenching reminder of that“. “I need to do more”WILL HE?

“Air Force Secretary Michael Donley called sexual assault “a CANCER” for the military, but acknowledged that while the services had done a lot to try to address the problem,  “We HAVEN’T found the game-changers yet” obviously.

“As the Senate debated culture change in the Air Force, Representative Jackie Speier exposed a Facebook page frequented by Marines that she said RAISED CONCERNS  about the corps“.

“in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos”, Speier wrote: “”I am confident that if you reviewed the contents of this web page you would also be HORRIFIED by the culture of MISOGYNY and SEXUAL HARASSMENT depicted on the website“. WE SHOULD BE “horrified…by sexual harassment”.

“The ‘humor‘ expressed on this page and similar pages … contribute to a culture that permits and seems to ENCOURAGE SEXUAL ASSAULT and ABUSE“. “sexual assault and abuse”, of course, SHOULD NOT be “encouraged”Insteadthese activities should be DEPLORED.

“The Facebook page, which appeared to have been taken down sometime Wednesday (May 8, 2013), showed photos of women “in various forms of NUDITY“.

“Some of the photos and captions suggested female Marines only advanced in their careers by performing sexual favors. Others showed women who had been abused, with captions suggesting they BELONGED IN THE KITCHENThis is a SUPER-traditional attitude that many people in SHANGHAI still believe.

Finally, “The Marine Corps issued a statement warning that Marines were responsible for what they publish on social networking sites and could be punished for violations of military law”. “THERE IS NO TOLERANCE FOR DISCRIMINATORY COMMENTS. It goes against GOOD ORDER and DISCIPLINE“. Do “good order” and “discipline” still exist in the military these days? “Marines must USE THEIR BEST JUDGMENT AT ALL TIMES and AVOID INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR that could bring discredit upon themselvestheir unit and the Marine Corps”. Againthis is easy to say, but hard to DO.

 

This is yet another EASY conclusion because once again we have to wonder if these politicians will ACT to stop sexual violence in the military or if they are just/simply BLOWING HOT AIR againThis is yet another example of men using their POWER over women who are PERCEIVED to be WEAKIn other words, women are still EXPECTED to be WEAKespecially in the military just like SUPER-traditionalists in CHINA, HONG KONG and TAIWAN (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).

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