Visions of a Freeman - Saturday, November 23 of 2013
When rape is bad for the big, but good for the little.
No space for bullshit on news rape.

Content one out of four.
Army PR push: 'Average-looking women'

By KATE BRANNEN | 11/19/13 1:34 PM EST Updated: 11/20/13 8:52 AM EST

The Army should use photos of “average-looking women” when it needs to illustrate stories about female soldiers, a specialist recommends — images of women who are too pretty undermine the communications strategy about introducing them into combat roles.

That’s the gist of an internal Army e-mail an Army source shared with POLITICO.

“In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead,” wrote Col. Lynette Arnhart, who is leading a team of analysts studying how best to integrate women into combat roles that have previously been closed off to them. She sent her message to give guidance to Army spokesmen and spokeswomen about how they should tell the press and public about the Army’s integration of women.

“There is a general tendency to select nice looking women when we select a photo to go with an article (where the article does not reference a specific person). It might behoove us to select more average looking women for our comms strategy. For example, the attached article shows a pretty woman, wearing make-up while on deployed duty. Such photos undermine the rest of the message (and may even make people ask if breaking a nail is considered hazardous duty),” Arnhart said.

She wrote that a photo of a female soldier with mud on her face that news agencies used last spring “sends a much different message—one of women willing to do the dirty work necessary in order to get the job done.”

Arnhart’s note was originally sent to two people, including Col. Christian Kubik, chief of public affairs for the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. He forwarded the email to all public affairs officers supporting TRADOC with the note: “A valuable reminder from the TRADOC experts who are studying gender integration — when [public affairs officers] choose photos that glamorize women (such as in the attached article), we undermine our own efforts. Please use ‘real’ photos that are typical, not exceptional.”

In a statement, Army spokesman George Wright said the comments “were an internal email conversation” and “not an Army position.”

After POLITICO first reported on the e-mail in Tuesday’s Morning Defense, critics seized upon Arnhart’s guidance as proof that today’s Army culture has a long way to go before women will be treated as equals.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) tweeted that it was “another example that @USArmy just doesn’t get it as it debates if pretty girls should be used in pamphlets.”

One Army source said, “It scares me to think that these are people involved in gender integration.

As deputy director of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command’s Analysis Center in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Arnhart is helping lead “an extensive study of the institutional and cultural factors associated with integrating women into previously closed” positions.

In a story published by the Army earlier this month, Arnhart is quoted as saying, “As we move toward integrating women into previously closed occupations, we must do so with the understanding that the leadership and culture of a unit — the history, lineage and social dynamics — are crucial to successfully dealing with changes that will occur.”

Content two out of four.
Army makes staff changes over email comments about using 'average-looking' women in photos
Army makes staff changes after email about women


Pentagon officials said Friday that an Army colonel who wrote an internal email suggesting photos of attractive women should be avoided in promotional materials has stepped down from her duties involving a gender study.

Army spokesman George Wright said Col. Lynnette Arnhart had agreed to step aside, and Gen. Robert Cone, commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, Va., had accepted the gender integration study's leadership change "in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing work on gender integration in the Army."

The content of the email was first reported by Politico this week. In the email, Arnhart stated that "average-looking women" should be used in Army materials used to attract women for combat roles, Politico reported.

In addition, Wright said that Col. Christian Kubik, a public affairs officer also with the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, was suspended for his involvement in the email pending an investigation.

According to the email chain obtained by Politico, Kubik forwarded Arnhart's email to other public affairs officers, cautioning the use of photos "that glamourize women" would undermine the Army's gender integration efforts.

Wright confirmed that the email existed but didn't provide copies to The Associated Press. Messages seeking comment from Arnhart, who worked at the Training and Doctrine Command's analysis center at Fort Leavenworth, and Kubik about the staff changes weren't immediately returned.

Earlier Friday, Kubik said in a statement that Arnhart's comments were internal, "nothing more" and didn't reflect official Army policy.

"The intent was to help ensure that images depict professional female soldiers as they are," he said. "And to ensure that they are recognized on their hard-earned achievements as members of the professional arms."

Theresa Vail, a Kansas Army National Guard soldier who is also the reigning Miss Kansas, was critical of the email, saying Arnhart's comments reflected entrenched stereotypes that attractive women aren't competent enough to serve in combat or other military roles.

"It's the sad truth. It's the unfortunate reality," Vail said Friday. "From what I've been getting, women are outraged."

The military is trying to figure out how to implement policy changes to move women into battlefront jobs, including infantry, armor and elite commando positions. Updated physical and mental standards that are equal for men and women are being devised for thousands of combat jobs. The military has until Jan. 1, 2016, to open as many jobs as possible to women and explain why if they decide to keep some closed.

Vail, 23, enlisted in the Army when she was 17 and was told she "too pretty join the military," she said.

"I've always been stereotyped. I pray that more women will stand up to this and take a stand," Vail said. "It's not going to just take me. It's going to take an army of women."

Content three out of four.
Jackie Speier ✔ @RepSpeier
Another example that @USArmy just doesn’t get it as it debates if pretty girls should be used in pamphlets #MJIA
9:56 AM - 19 Nov 2013

Jackie Speier ✔ @RepSpeier
Why does @USArmy debate @ForChuckHagel if pretty girls should be used in pamphlets? #MJIA Absurd! @BarackObama

Jackie Speier ✔ @RepSpeier
Pretty women perceived as not competent by #Army colonel. Great message #Pentagon sending out @ForChuckHagel. Horrible! @BarackObama
11:07 AM - 19 Nov 2013

Content four out of four.
Army colonel looking for 'average-looking' women steps aside in study
Published November 23, 2013

The Army colonel who suggested fewer photos of attractive females in promotional material to recruit women for combat duty has resigned from her role in the campaign.

Army spokesman George Wright said this weekend that Col. Lynette Arnhart agreed to step down as the military branch’s director of gender-integration studies.

Arnhart created a firestorm earlier this week when she said in an internal email that “average-looking women" should be used in the material, a comment that has also resulted in a military investigation.

The Army this year lifted a ban on women in combat and has been working since then on how to best integrate them into such roles.

Critics of the email argue it implies attractive females succeed on looks , not competence, and that pictures of them in combat might discourage women overall from applying for such jobs.

Wright also said Gen. Robert Cone, commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command, accepted Arnhart’s offer and that the general also suspended Col. Christian Kubik from his position as the unit’s public affairs officer for his part in the email, “pending the outcome of an investigation."

Messages seeking comment from Arnhart and Kubik have not been returned.

The news comes after Theresa Vail, who is the reigning Miss Kansas, said on Friday that Arnhart's comments reflected entrenched stereotypes that attractive women aren't competent enough to serve in combat or other military roles.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

I have shown that FoxNews likes to portray women as sex toys a lot, in fact every single day.
I have shown pedophilia images present on FoxNews.
I have shown that women are not allowed to use pants at Foxnews in order to sexually exploit their image.
I have shown that FoxNews is the most powerful media lobby for pornography in the United States.

Prostitution is the act of doing sex for money.
Pornography is generally prostitution.
A Porn Web Site is a a place where prostitutes go to work and display their work in exchange for money.
A Porn Company is thus a Brothel.
FoxNews is the main supporter on the "Rated 16" media content market in the United States of Brothels.

What can the main lobby of brothels in the United States want with non attractive women?

What can ANY BROTHEL want with unattractive women?

FoxNews is a Brothel lobby and as such it does not want any unattractive women.

It's absurd to pretend that a brothel lobby would support anything other than attractive women.

When rape is good for the little woman, even if it is a military women (According to them).

Why is it that if some leaks that are said to have put lives at risk and have not been demonstrated to do so are so shocking when it is about the big United States?

The Wikileaks and the Snowden cases were leaks that were done against the will of the United States. Even if no one was put in danger and proven, still the United States wants to take draconian measures against both of them for violating the privacy of the United States to such a degree that in Venezuela and in much of South America it is believed they even grounded a plane with Bolivian president on board in a frantic search for Snowden and Julian Asagne is under siege in Great Britain while Bradley Manley has been enjailed, all for violating the privacy of the United State's confidentiality.

So when is it bad to violate the confidentially of the United State's privacy and it is so good to violate the same confidentiality of a woman that is serving the military of her own country only to be savagely news raped for the sole "crime" of having an opinion in a private setting...

So, it's bad to violate the privacy of the United States... But it is great to violate the privacy of women, even if it is a military women that trusted and offered her life to the United States?

What could SOME Republican care that her privacy and opinions were violated, what could they even care about unattractive women if they have the same media political lobby that Steve Hirsch and other Porn Honchos have?

In a brothel, all the ugly girls are not allowed even to enter the place.

And that is exactly what FoxNews just said as it published that news I put above.

I support the news raped women and so should all women that speak against rape, she was in her privacy and she was abused. She trusted in her military and they betrayed her. She thought she had privacy and they news raped her.

All she wanted to say was:
The military has to be more representative of all the women that are serving because FoxNews and other brothel lobbies have dedicated themselves to sexually exploit women in a brutal campaign to relate beautiful women to prostitution which then affects society. One such example is the brutal effort to make of Kim Kardashian's sex tape one of the wisest and best ideas that young women have had for success and a goal for young people to follow on role models, as well as naked celebrities on MTV which is also rated for age 16.

All she said was that women were not just sex toys... So her army betrayed her and she was news raped, put to shame, humiliated, subjected to public hatred and finally expulsed.

Ideological stoning, just because brothels only want toy women for their business and profit.

I would not keep silence to that sad, depressing and immoral rape of a women who's only crime was to trust in her military, her country and her media and was news raped by all three. Or so she had allowed to be made clear and so does the women of the United States understand by reading the media.
It is time to close the teen brothels in the media and stand for the rights of all women, not just the most appropriate for sexual exploitation.


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