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  •  It could have been (3+ / 0-)
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    Corrupt military brass...Insensitive Military.....Sexist Military - add politicians too.

    The title just rubbed me the wrong way...I guess I'm getting more pissy as I get older...:-)

    I think it's disgusting that sexual assault got swept under the carpet - I think people who allowed it to go unpunished should be brought up on charges.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 08:49:34 AM PDT

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    •  I like the term "silver backs" better than (0+ / 0-)

      "old white men," as I am married to one, and he is not a silver back.

      I think, therefore I am. I think.

      by mcmom on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:17:09 AM PDT

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      •  I don't like that either. Think what would (1+ / 0-)
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        happen if we referred to older black men as silver haired gorillas. Or Mexican Americans as white haired macaques. There is a lot of subtle ageism and racism among some that they don't recognize yet. Maybe a sign of their anger or callowness. Maybe something more evil.

        "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do..... Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." Grant

        by shigeru on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:38:53 AM PDT

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    •  Truth be told, it's the power that corrupts... (0+ / 0-)

      I've known more than a few females in the service who abused their power every bit as much as we accuse the 'old white men' generals of doing...including a few who explicitly trolled for sexual harrassment incidents.  They were in the minority, of course, but they did--and do--exist.

      As I've said in other comments, it's all about the chain of command at every level - and that includes those female officers in command positions below those of the 'old white men.'

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 11:37:28 AM PDT

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