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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:44 AM

Air Force to Purge Work Spaces of Photos of Scantily-Clad Women

Air Force to Purge Work Spaces of Photos of Scantily-Clad Women

Commanders have decided images that objectify women have no place in the U.S. Air Force.


Beginning last week, officers and supervisors initiated inspections of all Air Force locales to remove any calendar, poster, briefing slide or other photo that displays women in a sexual manner.

The decision impacts all levels of the Air Force, including reserves and Air National Guard units. The goal is to completely remove the photos by December 17.

Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh said the images have no place in a professional workplace. Welsh has also made it a priority since coming into office in August to stop sexual assaults and harassment in the Air Force.

In my view, all this stuff is connected. If were going to get serious about things like sexual assault, we have to get serious about an environment that could lead to sexual harassment. In some ways this stuff can all be linked, Welsh told the Air Force Times. Im not saying every case is linked, but it could be linked, and why would we want to tolerate there even being a chance of that?

http://www.allgov.com/news/unusual-news/air-force-to-purge-work-spaces-of-photos-of-scantily-clad-women-121210?news=846435

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Reply Air Force to Purge Work Spaces of Photos of Scantily-Clad Women (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
Laurian Dec 2012 #1
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #7
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #2
jody Dec 2012 #3
marions ghost Dec 2012 #4
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #6
NV Whino Dec 2012 #8
MurrayDelph Dec 2012 #9
GoneOffShore Dec 2012 #10
guardian Dec 2012 #11

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:50 AM

1. Hard to believe they're just getting around to this. n/t

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Response to Laurian (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:47 AM

7. They are just now getting around to making it official policy

When I was in the USAF decades ago we make airmen take this kind of stuff down when it was in work areas. I even participated in an inspection that found a bikini poster in the men's restroom and we made them take it down. I can't speak for the entire USAF, but that's the way it was in the units I was in. Lots of people managed to get themselves bounced for sexual harassment also, and some of those were senior NCOs and officers. I've been out for a very long time so it is possible standards degraded.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:56 AM

2. From the walls to under the mattress.

 

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:59 AM

3. Recently I walked by the desk of a USAF TSgt. She was browsing on her pc Frederick's of Hollywood

 

lingerie section.

Presumably USAF will implement strict firewall measures to stop such things.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:12 AM

4. It is connected

--images that objectify women displayed for all to see--DO send the message that it's OK to objectify women (duh) and this is a problem everywhere, not only the military. So for the military to make the connection and do something about it is progressive.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:17 AM

5. Should have happened long ago. nt.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:31 AM

6. I hope they don't purge the museums

by repainting the aircraft that has offensive nose art

edited to remove link to offensive nose art.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:14 AM

8. OMG!

The calendar industry will suffer. They will have to increase their production of kitties and puppies to compensate.

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

9. Just so long as they play it both ways

Twenty years ago my female boss ordered me to take down a picture of a friend of mine in a sexy Cosplay outfit (where all the important parts were covered), even though you could only see it from within my cubicle.

But she thought I was being unreasonable in making a comparison between this picture of a friend of mine (that I took) and her calendar of Hawaiian surfer boys, which could be seen from the hallway, and she refused to remove.

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:15 PM

10. Probably has more to do with the Christofascists in the Air Force than a desire to stop harassment.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:49 PM

11. I like

 

pictures of females clad in bikinis. I don't mind even if they are real dogs





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