Skip to comments.Army email advising use of 'average looking women' in photos draws fire
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 Armys 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.
Its always been about having more sex in the military.
Any society that sends its women to fight before it sends its non-shaving boys and cane-borne old men deserves to be destroyed.
In this case, it’s the whole country that’s getting screwed.
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.
BCGs FOR THE OOOH-RAAAH!
If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
Rush is right, Feminism sought to bring the unattractive to the mainstream of society.
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.
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!
LOL I bet you could take that girl, give her the cover girl makeover treatment, and she’d look pretty darn cute.
LOL! What is she doing outside of the courthouse?
Isn’t Wendy’s going a bit overboard with their new, more mature looking mascot?
No wonder he's a grumpy cat! ;)
Thanks for that, R.
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.
Are you saying, that the Movie "Salt" was faked? Who knew?
LOL! Dick Clark is really young there.
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
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.
Apparently, I was mistaken.
Catching hell for speaking the truth?
All of those work for me.
There are a few exceptions to that rule.
She looks like Paula Creamer. Oh, just Googled it. It is Paula Creamer.
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