Skip to comments.The end of the airman's pin-up
Posted on 12/07/2012 9:25:47 AM PST by Living Free in NH
The end of the airman's pin-up: U.S. Air Force orders pictures of naked women to be taken down after sexual assaults soar All active, reserve and Air National Guard units have 10 days to complete the sweep for offensive images Air Force believes pin-ups are contributing to a rise in sexual assaults Over 700 cases of sexual assault were reported in 2012, 100 more than 2011 By Helen Pow PUBLISHED: 09:43 EST, 7 December 2012 Pictures and calendars featuring half-naked women will be stripped from U.S. Air Force work spaces and public areas under a widespread inspection to stamp out sexual assault in the armed forces.
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I am so glad I retired from this cr@p.
They have been there for nearly a century, and now they are contributing to a rise in assaults? Like, it has nothing to do with your recruiting practices, at all............
What it wasn't a video on YouTube? (sarc / off )
Suprised it took this long, they did it eons ago in the private sector to those who built their toys and they were pissed.
Beam me up Scotty.
Wait until it's a fully integrated gay military.
Because Pinups cause rape.
Pretty disappointing, if you ask me. If Supermarkets considers people checking out porn or swimsuit models on break not okay, as part of their training, and part of their concern for female employees, someone should be telling me that the concerns for other, higher positions shouldn’t be taken as seriously. I was deferred from serving in the Armed Forces as part of a medical deferral. However, I am disappointed that some in the military don’t have some of the important common sense that doesn’t belong in some of the workplaces we have available.
Yeah, I remember how rape rates soared during WWII due to risque nose art on aircraft too.
Kinda like how guns are responsible for murders, not the people who pull the trigger or the society that produces such people in increasing amounts.
I read somewhere that during WWII the Army Air Corps had to order flyers to tame down their airplane art as it was getting a bit too racy.
They aren’t saying if these are heterosexual assaults or not.
I’ve heard that the incidents of homosexual assaults have soared since the repeal of DADT.
In that case, I just hope that anyone, regardless of their sexual preference, displays some common sense in courtesy and decency. If the military doesn’t want guys having implied homosexual media displays on the walls, why shouldn’t it also be strict on overt heterosexuality too?
Geeze, I wasn’t plagarizing, Honest.
To be replaced by pictures of naked men?
We won’t let them vote.
Won’t let them carry guns.
Won’t let them have pin ups.
Won’t let them shoot back when they’re being fired on.
Require them to read rights to enemy combatants.
Isn’t Obamaland great? :)
Maybe it's just the ukelele's they don't like.
You're not alone. My father would not recognize the Air Force he served in back in 1951-53. I can't believe what has happened even since the 70s. And the guys who flew these wouldn't even be certain today who actually won the friggin' war:
pix of fags in drag ok. but no nekkid females.
>>I tried so hard to get my girlfriend to send a picture of her roommate.
I don’t think anyone has every successfully implemented “the switch.” :)
and at the same time, it’s illegal to frequent hookers...
“U.S. Air Force orders pictures of naked women to be taken down after sexual assaults soar”
Those idiots...you’re supposed to use those pics. Maybe then they won’t be forcing themselves onto real women. Either that or get a wife, “buddy” or girlfriend.
how do they know it is all men on women?
what if it is women on women. (well technically female)
or men on men (again technically male.)
So, if you’ve been looking at a posed picture of a scantily clad woman and sexually assault someone then the picture is to blame, but if you see that same woman in real life wearing the same outfit and sexually assault her she has no blame, even if you saw her picture, which couldn’t have been taken without her posing.
“And the guys who flew these wouldn’t even be certain today who actually won the friggin’ war”
Anyone who fought for freedom and liberty would know that we lost.
And the guys who flew these wouldn’t even be certain today who actually won the friggin’ war:
Agree. 3rd generation vet here. Grandad WW 1 infantry, Dad Navy Normandy
Medic, me Nam.
We fought for freedom, honor and country.
Today the fight is internal based on feelings/emotions.
None of us who saw what the reality of what evil is, can imagine those pushing these agendas to be capable of delivering what we did.
They are lucky we had the courage we did......
There's a reason it's a thumbnail.
A couple of well placed rivets there
“liberty” offends the left more than “belles”
Yup, much in the same way that guns cause murders.
Note how they aren’t doing anything about “pictures and calendars featuring half-naked MEN”, so the gays are apparently exempt.
And spoons make people fat. /sarcasm
It’s because only straight conservative men are capable of sexual assault. The libtards told me so! </sarc>
Even at thumbnail size, it makes me, um, “saltue.”
The Progressives are converting our armed service branches into laboratories for social experimentation, politicizing their leadership and directing their missions into non-military operations or military operations in which America has no vital national interest. It's both sickening and dangerous to our freedom.
You should also take into account that our soldiers’ jobs are by their nature more stressful than most civilian jobs. Not just because of the dangers, but also because they often require separation from their spouses or loved ones, as well as obedience to a rigid command structure and 24-hour a day codes of conduct. Soldiers have always enjoyed a little more leeway as to their “workplace environment” because of that.
I’d rather have soldiers that have some outlets to maintain their sanity than try to make them into altar boys.
Along with pinups causing sexual assault and guns causing murder, keyboards cause typos. :)
Speaking of political correctness, didn’t they used to be called “The Confederate Air force”?
Wait for some Indian tribe to file suit because of the War Bonnet! /Sarc
Yeah,I know, some did’t see a War Bonnet!
Interesting how it specifies pinups of gals. Photos of hunky undressed dudes are apparently a-ok. Welcome to the new era of the Bradley Manning faggot military! Farcical and pathetic. The uniform no longer commands the weight and respect it used to, thanks to all this homo social-engineering. I no longer advise young folks to consider enlisting. In fact, they’d be crazy to nowadays.
Understood. Thanks for bringing up that point.
Years ago the hot repairmens’ shop in one of my company’s plants had many gross nude pictures on the walls. One day a nun touring the plant with a bunch of school kids accidently
wandered into the shop. The pictures were gone the next day.
“why shouldnt it also be strict on overt heterosexuality too?”
So, we have to accept perversion along with normal behavior, or we can’t accept either?
This is pure PC feminist thought and speech control being imposed!
Priorities you know.
Your eyesight is better than 20/20!
I had to enlarge the photo.
I believe those two “well placed rivets” may be painted in place?
husband was active duty officer for 13 years and the air force is now mired in its political correctness to the point of disrupting the mission... the amount of computer sensitivity training required now is off the charts and takes valuable time away from the mission
doing sweeps and forcing the airman to take down the poster or calendar from his dorm room is bad for morale and I feel further emasculates the male soldier (which is probably the goal) Testosterone helps win wars. I think the DOD has forgotten that. but the odd calendar and picture is certainly not the same thing as watching a porn video on your duty place computer.
The air force knows this won’t do squat to decrease the number of sexual assaults, but a colonel somewhere will get a star for the idea.
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