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  •  I don't know for sure, but just based on my (3+ / 0-)
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    history with the military, I think the instances are going up.  When I was in, the culture favored the reporting female.

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    by Sychotic1 on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:01:17 AM PDT

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    •  That's frustrating!! (2+ / 0-)
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      Is this more rampant in the Air Force than in other branches (I'm thinking particularly about the Marines, and how they responded to the repeal of DADT with a by god we are going to do this, and do it right attitude, even though they were opposed to it up to that moment).

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      by lostboyjim on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:10:43 AM PDT

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      •  I agree with both (1+ / 0-)
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        Married into an AF family in '75. Got the impression the mid 20th century branch had gotten off without so many old sexist attitudes ingrained. They were there, it was military.

        Moved to CO in '94 and was surprised at the CO Springs enclave. Given what I had learned in AK about the evangelical movement, seemed likely that Focus on the Family had infiltrated via local churches. Since learning about The Family (Sharlett), and that FoF went to Co Springs in '77, I have more suspicions that may have been an intentional relocation. The brass had been getting indoctrinated in the 70's.

        Yeah, the Marines were, Marines, when it came to the DADT repeal.

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        by Ginny in CO on Tue May 07, 2013 at 11:34:26 AM PDT

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    •  Great moto!! (1+ / 0-)
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      “Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”

      by frenchy339 on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:23:56 AM PDT

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