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The end of the airman's pin-up
UK Daily Mail ^ | 7 December 2012 | Helen Pow

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airforce; culturewar; feminazis; feminazism; gayagenda; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pc; pinups; savethemales; thismeanswar; usaf
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Full title: 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

I am so glad I retired from this cr@p.

1 posted on 12/07/2012 9:25:49 AM PST by Living Free in NH
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To: Living Free in NH
Air Force believes pin-ups are contributing to a rise in sexual assaults

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............

2 posted on 12/07/2012 9:28:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Living Free in NH
Air Force believes pin-ups are contributing to a rise in sexual assaults

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.

3 posted on 12/07/2012 9:28:53 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Living Free in NH
after sexual assaults soar

Wait until it's a fully integrated gay military.

4 posted on 12/07/2012 9:29:24 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Living Free in NH

Because Pinups cause rape.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 9:29:31 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Living Free in NH

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.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 9:31:07 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Living Free in NH
Nose art always takes a hit when the desk jockys get involved.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/07/2012 9:31:39 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Living Free in NH

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.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 9:31:47 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Living Free in NH

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.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 9:32:06 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: donna

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.


10 posted on 12/07/2012 9:32:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: donna

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?


11 posted on 12/07/2012 9:33:35 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: JRandomFreeper

Geeze, I wasn’t plagarizing, Honest.

GMTA


12 posted on 12/07/2012 9:33:42 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Living Free in NH

To be replaced by pictures of naked men?


13 posted on 12/07/2012 9:34:57 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Living Free in NH

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? :)


14 posted on 12/07/2012 9:37:36 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Living Free in NH
On Parris Island it was called the Hogboard. I tried so hard to get my girlfriend to send a picture of her roommate.
Never happened...
15 posted on 12/07/2012 9:37:36 AM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: Living Free in NH

Maybe it's just the ukelele's they don't like.

16 posted on 12/07/2012 9:38:59 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Living Free in NH
I am so glad I retired from this cr@p.

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:


17 posted on 12/07/2012 9:39:19 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: beethovenfan

pix of fags in drag ok. but no nekkid females.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 9:39:38 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Living Free in NH
What is the link between pin-ups and assaults exactly? Who is assaulting and what reason did they state?
If it's a case of asking guys to clean up their act when women are present, I can get it.
However, I think it's part of a campaign to eliminate all testosterone from our armed services.
It will be like removing the gun powder from our bullets, but hey, it's all in the name of sensitivity so it will work out. Right? Right!

19 posted on 12/07/2012 9:39:42 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: real saxophonist

>>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.” :)


20 posted on 12/07/2012 9:41:55 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Living Free in NH

and at the same time, it’s illegal to frequent hookers...


21 posted on 12/07/2012 9:42:15 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Living Free in NH

“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.


22 posted on 12/07/2012 9:43:29 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Living Free in NH

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.)


23 posted on 12/07/2012 9:44:20 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Living Free in NH

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.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 9:44:29 AM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“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.


25 posted on 12/07/2012 9:44:49 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

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......


26 posted on 12/07/2012 9:47:13 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: Living Free in NH
Any red blooded American male who has been to the Commemorative Air Force Museum and didn't get have difficulty standing straight... is in serious need of hormone therapy.

There's a reason it's a thumbnail.

27 posted on 12/07/2012 9:47:31 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

A couple of well placed rivets there


28 posted on 12/07/2012 9:49:13 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“liberty” offends the left more than “belles”


29 posted on 12/07/2012 9:50:02 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yup, much in the same way that guns cause murders.


30 posted on 12/07/2012 9:50:26 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: donna

Note how they aren’t doing anything about “pictures and calendars featuring half-naked MEN”, so the gays are apparently exempt.


31 posted on 12/07/2012 9:50:59 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Uncle Miltie

And spoons make people fat. /sarcasm


32 posted on 12/07/2012 9:52:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: longtermmemmory

It’s because only straight conservative men are capable of sexual assault. The libtards told me so! </sarc>


33 posted on 12/07/2012 9:53:06 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Even at thumbnail size, it makes me, um, “saltue.”


34 posted on 12/07/2012 9:54:15 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: patriotspride
Thanks for your service.

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.

35 posted on 12/07/2012 9:55:22 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Morpheus2009

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.


36 posted on 12/07/2012 9:56:22 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

*salute*

Along with pinups causing sexual assault and guns causing murder, keyboards cause typos. :)


37 posted on 12/07/2012 9:57:51 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Speaking of political correctness, didn’t they used to be called “The Confederate Air force”?


38 posted on 12/07/2012 9:58:02 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Wait for some Indian tribe to file suit because of the War Bonnet! /Sarc

Yeah,I know, some did’t see a War Bonnet!


39 posted on 12/07/2012 9:59:34 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel!)
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To: Living Free in NH

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.


40 posted on 12/07/2012 9:59:42 AM PST by greene66
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To: Boogieman

Understood. Thanks for bringing up that point.


42 posted on 12/07/2012 10:01:36 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Living Free in NH

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.


43 posted on 12/07/2012 10:03:12 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Morpheus2009

“why shouldn’t it also be strict on overt heterosexuality too?”

So, we have to accept perversion along with normal behavior, or we can’t accept either?


44 posted on 12/07/2012 10:06:00 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Living Free in NH
What's really not being said: the pinups ARE the sexual harassment/assault; NOT real, antisocial behavior!

This is pure PC feminist thought and speech control being imposed!

45 posted on 12/07/2012 10:06:18 AM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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Speaking of political correctness, didn’t they used to be called “The Confederate Air force”?

Yep.

46 posted on 12/07/2012 10:06:36 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: yarddog

Yep.


47 posted on 12/07/2012 10:07:15 AM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the fish.)
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Yeah,I know, some did’t see a War Bonnet!

Priorities you know.

48 posted on 12/07/2012 10:08:42 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Just Damn!
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?


49 posted on 12/07/2012 10:09:04 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel!)
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To: yarddog

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.


50 posted on 12/07/2012 10:29:26 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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