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April 5, 2015: Male US Soldiers disciplined for facilitating ‘risque’ photo shoot

Summary: Several US Amry members have been discipilined or sacked for facilitating a ‘salacious’ photo shoot that used Army vehicles, weapons and personnel that was “not in harmony with [Army] values.” An investigator into this event said he ‘he hoped the Utah National Guard recommended the removal of pornography and other media ‘that promote sexist behavior and objectify women or men’ from military stores.” A video of the shoot surfaced in October 2014, and since then several soldiers face charges of discrediting the Guard, dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming an officer, and the sale, waste or destruction of military property. Interestingly, many soldiers are also charged with ‘conduct unbecoming an officer,’ for much serious crimes as sexual harassment or assault. If only the army would respond in such a serious way with sexual assault as it did with this bikini photoshoot.

Source: Daily Mail Reporter, 2015, ‘ Pornography balmed for ‘sexist’ military culture that led to soldier’s photo shoot with bikini-clad models firing high powered-weapon and riding in a tank,’ Daily Mail UK, 5 April, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3025702/Pornography-blamed-sexist-military-culture-led-soldiers-photoshoot-bikini-clad-models-firing-high-powered-weapons.html#ixzz3WU2JGd4Y

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