Commanders and supervisors in all corners of the Air Force will conduct a widespread sweep of all work spaces and public areas starting today, looking for pictures, calendars and other materials that objectify women.
The order covers all active, reserve and Air National Guard units and must be completed by Dec. 17.
Pictures of scantily clad women in calendars, posters or in briefing slides have no place in a professional workplace, said Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, who ordered the service-wide health and welfare inspection.
Nothing like a little intrusive leadership to raise morale!
Is sexual assault a problem in the service? Sure. Because if nothing else, the service is a reflection of the society it serves. And our civil society’s ‘hook up’ culture doesn’t do much to prevent sexual assault. Virtually every aspect of our lives are hypersexualized. Further, the definition of sexual assault is broad enough that virtually any contact between two people can conceivably be described as sexual assault. And that has nothing to do with a poster hanging in the back of a hangar.
And “objectifying” posters and calendars is a pretty subjective standard.
Don’t even get me started on Teal Ropes…