U.S. Military Says Bye-Bye To Pin-Ups, Calendar Girls And Naughty Screen Savers
U.S. military barracks with girlie calendars and pin-ups on the walls will be getting the sterile treatment under another Defense Department inspection aimed at rooting out gender-offensive material in military working environments.
The new round of “close-up, comprehensive” inspections will focus on soldiers, sailors and Marines, much the same as a similar sweep of Air Force facilities last year, according to Military Times.
It’s a cultural sea change from the sanctioned, sexed-up morale boosters soldiers have long enjoyed — but that’s the point.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday the military has to do something about escalating allegations of sexual assault, as more women join the ranks of America’s fighting force.
“We need a cultural change where every service member is treated with dignity and respect,” he said.
Ben Bullard Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.
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