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Army email advising use of 'average looking women' in photos draws fire
upi ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 11/21/2013 10:03:19 AM PST by JoeProBono

The U.S. Army is drawing some unfriendly fire about an email obtained by POLITICO recommending that photos of “average-looking women” should be used for stories about female soldiers.

The email, written by Col. Lynette Arnhart, was meant to advise Army spokespeople about how they should educate the public about the Army’s integration of women into combat.

“In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead,” Arnhart wrote.

“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, the head of a team analyzing how to best integrate women into combat situations, wrote that a photo of a female soldier with mud on her “sends a much different message -- one of women willing to do the dirty work necessary in order to get the job done.”

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

In a story published by the Army, Arnhart was 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.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: army; butchsoldiers; feminism; homosexualagenda; identitypolitics; lavendermafia; lesbians; obamamilitary; rushisright; sexism; waronwomen

1 posted on 11/21/2013 10:03:19 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Its always been about having more sex in the military.


2 posted on 11/21/2013 10:07:24 AM PST by Bayard
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To: JoeProBono
... the Army’s integration of women into combat.

Any society that sends its women to fight before it sends its non-shaving boys and cane-borne old men deserves to be destroyed.

3 posted on 11/21/2013 10:08:05 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Bayard

In this case, it’s the whole country that’s getting screwed.


4 posted on 11/21/2013 10:08:49 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JoeProBono

Geez, Louise.


5 posted on 11/21/2013 10:11:13 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: JoeProBono

~~~“In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead,” Arnhart wrote.~~~

Did the Colonel also introduce the rating system by which they will be judged?

Putin must be laughing himself silly to sleep every night, watching Obama and his fools destroy America.


6 posted on 11/21/2013 10:11:36 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: JoeProBono

Being a soldier in combat is a nasty, ugly, dirty, uncivilized, debilitating physical business. It will physically break down even strong trained young men if they’re not given periodic relief. The feminist myth indoctrinating children from popular culture to schools puts out images of 115 lb cuties beating hulks twice their size in hand to hand combat. I fear one day this nation will learn that a real fight is not a movie, cartoon or video game.


7 posted on 11/21/2013 10:12:26 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: JoeProBono

BCGs FOR THE OOOH-RAAAH!

8 posted on 11/21/2013 10:12:55 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JoeProBono

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
:)


9 posted on 11/21/2013 10:13:18 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: JoeProBono

Rush is right, Feminism sought to bring the unattractive to the mainstream of society.


10 posted on 11/21/2013 10:15:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: F15Eagle
~~~“In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead,”

In that case Hillary Clinton is going to be the GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER!!!


11 posted on 11/21/2013 10:16:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bayard
Its always been about having more sex in the military.

Using pretty models might attract testosterone-laden heterosexual males... and we can't have that. The military is being "retooled" into an outfit where homosexuals, transsexuals, intersexuals and other misfits will feel at home in.

12 posted on 11/21/2013 10:18:12 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: JoeProBono

Back in the 1950s and 60s, the joke was that only homely women, who couldn’t get husbands, joined the military.

When I was in Basic, and hadn’t seen a woman for over thirty days, even the homely ones started looking good!


13 posted on 11/21/2013 10:18:42 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL I bet you could take that girl, give her the cover girl makeover treatment, and she’d look pretty darn cute.


14 posted on 11/21/2013 10:21:23 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: RedMDer; Lazamataz; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

15 posted on 11/21/2013 10:21:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL! What is she doing outside of the courthouse?


16 posted on 11/21/2013 10:27:43 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Jim Robinson

17 posted on 11/21/2013 10:28:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Isn’t Wendy’s going a bit overboard with their new, more mature looking mascot?


18 posted on 11/21/2013 10:32:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: a fool in paradise

19 posted on 11/21/2013 10:33:35 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: a fool in paradise
Izzat Mrs. Gunny?

No wonder he's a grumpy cat! ;)

20 posted on 11/21/2013 11:04:30 AM PST by W. (If stupidity hurt, lots of democrats would be walking around screaming!)
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To: RedMDer; windcliff

Thanks for that, R.

w, ping...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh9ZZgDqzAg


21 posted on 11/21/2013 11:07:42 AM PST by onedoug
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To: JoeProBono

I’m sure women know that advertisements always show everything looking it’s optimal best. That’s not a brand new concept. Yes, work some average gals in there, but no, don’t try to legislate something so prone to individual whim, come on! Next, it will be quotas to meet for the ugly, the fat, the over-tall, the unfortunately short, the post-spinal bifida ops. Then, guess what, Miss American Beauties can rightfully call themselves victimized minorities, to start the whole cycle all over again.


22 posted on 11/21/2013 11:08:52 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The feminist myth indoctrinating children from popular culture to schools puts out images of 115 lb cuties beating hulks twice their size in hand to hand combat.

Are you saying, that the Movie "Salt" was faked? Who knew?

23 posted on 11/21/2013 11:20:48 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: onedoug

LOL! Dick Clark is really young there.


24 posted on 11/21/2013 11:49:33 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: JoeProBono

They should use roller derby queens, because that’s the kind of woman you want in the military...

Gonna tell you a story that you won’t believe
But I fell in love last Friday evenin’
With a girl I saw on a bar room T.V. screen

Well I was just gettin’ ready to get my hat
When she caught my eye and I put it back
And I ordered myself a couple o’ more shots and beers

The night that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen
Round and round, oh round and round
The meanest hunk o’ woman
That anybody ever seen
Down in the arena

She was five foot six and two fifteen
A bleached-blonde mama
With a streak of mean
She knew how to knuckle
And she knew how to scuffle and fight


25 posted on 11/21/2013 11:58:51 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

jim croce lives...

sometines they say that you eat the bear, but sometimes the bear eats you.

no such thing as an ugly woman... always something beautiful can be found about her.


26 posted on 11/21/2013 12:10:48 PM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: DannyTN

27 posted on 11/21/2013 12:41:14 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: lee martell

28 posted on 11/21/2013 12:57:16 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Although I am a fan, I did not know that average-looking women have fan clubs or lobbyists.

Apparently, I was mistaken.

29 posted on 11/21/2013 1:03:05 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: JoeProBono

Catching hell for speaking the truth?


30 posted on 11/21/2013 1:04:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: JoeProBono
Not guilty!

5.56mm

31 posted on 11/21/2013 1:04:32 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: elkfersupper

32 posted on 11/21/2013 1:07:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

All of those work for me.


33 posted on 11/21/2013 1:24:59 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: teeman8r

There are a few exceptions to that rule.


34 posted on 11/21/2013 4:18:20 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JoeProBono

She looks like Paula Creamer. Oh, just Googled it. It is Paula Creamer.


35 posted on 11/21/2013 5:06:20 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll
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To: TruthBeforeAll

36 posted on 11/21/2013 5:39:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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