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U.S. Navy posts feminist-produced poster advising sailors ‘don’t assault people’
The Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/2011 | Caroline May

Posted on 07/15/2011 6:01:17 AM PDT by tje

Edited on 07/15/2011 8:04:11 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

A poster about sexual assault displayed on the U.S. Navy’s Facebook page is causing quite a stir. Titled “Sexual Assault Prevention Tips,” the poster advises readers not to assault anyone.

“When you see somebody walking by themselves, leave them alone!” it reads. “If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!”

The poster doesn’t stop there.

“USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public,” the poster continues. “Don’t forget, you can’t have sex with somebody unless they are awake!”

Some Facebook posts are meant to be humorous or sarcastic, but this is the U.S. Navy. Reactions to the poster’s 10 tips were harsh, with many seeming to believe it was a joke. The Navy says it was not.

“[B]eyond stupid – juvenile” read one of the 258 comments. “Wow, I had no idea … What a [bleeping] joke! If Conan doesn’t have a field day with this one,


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: feminism; stupidity
F'ing insulting...
1 posted on 07/15/2011 6:01:27 AM PDT by tje
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To: tje
"When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!.."

Admiral Wm. F. Halsey, 7 Dec 1941

2 posted on 07/15/2011 6:05:39 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: tje
Navy training is a joke. They don't train with assault rifles, basic is more like college than military service.

Mike

3 posted on 07/15/2011 6:06:05 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: tje

Whoever thought that one up should be tossed overboard. Of course, they are one of the beach bound brigade so tossing them overboard means pushing them off their chair as they are nothing more than Remington Raiders.


4 posted on 07/15/2011 6:06:21 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: tje

Satire?


5 posted on 07/15/2011 6:07:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sadly, no.


6 posted on 07/15/2011 6:09:41 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Mouton
they are nothing more than Remington Raiders.

Wow...There's an expression I haven't heard for years.

I think you just gave a hint as to your age.

7 posted on 07/15/2011 6:12:34 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: tje

Homosexual assaults of military personel within the ranks is at an astronomical high,

and I bet this group has nothing to say about that.


8 posted on 07/15/2011 6:12:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MichaelP

Liberals have infected every part of society which explains the position the United States finds itself in right now.


9 posted on 07/15/2011 6:20:49 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: MichaelP
basic is more like college than military service.

I dunno...the tear gas chamber was pretty tough. I'm not sure how it compares to the tear gas chamber at Ohio State though.
10 posted on 07/15/2011 6:22:22 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: MrB

I would not be surprised. I haven’t heard of that, but it’s to be expected that will be more acceptable to this group.


11 posted on 07/15/2011 6:22:29 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: sonofagun

Older and wiser now I guess.

Would have said REMFs but in the spirit of the feminist agenda, did not wish to hurt anyone’s feelings.


12 posted on 07/15/2011 6:23:40 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: tje

So they think if you rape somebody it’s because you carelessly forgot you shouldn’t?


13 posted on 07/15/2011 6:26:54 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT)
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To: mrspeelwerneeded

Some more info here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2612026/posts


14 posted on 07/15/2011 6:27:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tje

Every day I pass a bilboard on I-75 that says, as if it were some new revelation:

“SEX WITHOUT CONSENT IS RAPE!”

Thanks for clearing that up.


15 posted on 07/15/2011 6:28:05 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: tje
“When you see somebody walking by themselves, leave them alone!”

Actually, I'd be tempted to approach "them" and ask how "they" qualified for a plural pronoun all by "themselves."

Or if they have invisible friends.

Or if they majored in Oxymoron.

Or ...

16 posted on 07/15/2011 6:32:15 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

This is part of the eternal idea that “The answer is education.”

I teach Ethics CE classes to insurance agents occasionally, and the curriculum seems to be based on the theory that the students just weren’t aware you’re not supposed to lie, cheat or steal.

Education will take care of that! No more unethical behavior!


17 posted on 07/15/2011 6:37:28 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: mmichaels1970
I dunno...Freshman hazing can be just as bad!

Mike

18 posted on 07/15/2011 6:38:14 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: MrB
Thanks for the link.

I suspect though, that the folks who promote this particular poster would also be more understanding of homosexual assault in the military, much like the blind eye that is often turned on "certain" hate crimes.
It's just part of an agenda.

19 posted on 07/15/2011 6:43:14 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Sherman Logan

Well if the supposed “lessons” are based on ridiculous premises, quit teaching them.


20 posted on 07/15/2011 6:45:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Sherman Logan
“When you see somebody walking by themselves, leave them alone!”

This is the kind of tortuous grammer you get if you can't use the "sexist" appropriate term. “When you see somebody walking by herself, leave her alone!”

21 posted on 07/15/2011 6:49:20 AM PDT by RhoTheta ("We're from the Government, and we're here to help you ... NOT")
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To: MichaelP
I dunno...Freshman hazing can be just as bad!

Lol...you must have been near the front of the line when you took your mask off. The guys that were first, second, or third did get out kind of easy. I was 13th in line out of 14. I'll choose hazing over the gas any day...at least there's beer involved.
22 posted on 07/15/2011 6:51:49 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They pay me.


23 posted on 07/15/2011 6:56:18 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: RhoTheta

Righto.

I would have no problem using a neutral pronoun that means “him or her.” Unfortunately, English doesn’t have such a pronoun.

Maybe we will develop one. We did, after all, get Ms. generally accepted.


24 posted on 07/15/2011 6:58:59 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: tje

Very.
But, unfortunately, not particularly new.

In 1988, when I reported to Ft. Sill (Oklahoma) for Artillery Officer training, I walked into the restroom of the Officer Student Battalion (OSB) building and was immediately confronted with a poster on the wall.

A large finger was pointed directly at me, with the words, “Rape. Don’t Even Think About It.” in large print.

It was still there in 1991.
Yep, that’s what the DOD and The Army think of me.


25 posted on 07/15/2011 7:03:23 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Sherman Logan
...bilboard on I-75 that says, as if it were some new revelation:

“SEX WITHOUT CONSENT IS RAPE!”
Thanks for clearing that up.

Not really, though - they don't specify that BOTH parties have to consent.
When dealing with dumber and dumber people, one must "dummy-proof" every statement.

26 posted on 07/15/2011 7:07:42 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Sherman Logan

“We already know what you are. We’re only negotiating the price.”


27 posted on 07/15/2011 7:11:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I cannot be bought.

I can, however, be rented for a wide variety of legal and ethical activities.

Teaching stupid classes is neither illegal nor unethical. Not very productive, to be sure, but then I’m not the one that passed the law mandating agents attend the classes. I sneak in actual discussion of genuine ethical issues, including its history and philosophy, when I can.

It’s actually quite interesting when you can get a discussion going. Most people have never really had a serious discussion about ethics and where the line should be drawn in a specific case between ethical and unethical behavior.


28 posted on 07/15/2011 7:27:57 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: tje
“Don’t forget, you can’t have sex with somebody unless they are awake!”

This is not, technically, accurate.

Although if they sleep through it (as opposed to being passed out), you may be doing it wrong.

29 posted on 07/15/2011 7:30:35 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

I would not rent my time for something whose subtext is an oxymoron.


30 posted on 07/15/2011 7:30:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: MichaelP
Navy training is a joke. They don't train with assault rifles, basic is more like college than military service.

In boot camp they basically prepare them to be fleet sailors, not naval infantry, a role served quite nicely by US Marines. After boot camp sailors go off to A school to learn the specialties they will pursue.

Some guys (sorry, showing my age again), er, folks learn to repair boilers, some folks learn to repair sophisticated electronic weapons systems. Some learn to launch planes off the deck of a pitching ship, some becomes Seals and get to kill bad people.

If you're going to have a need to use an assault rifle, don't worry, they teach you how to use it.

31 posted on 07/15/2011 7:31:14 AM PDT by Kenton (Trust, but carry a gun...)
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To: tje

From Newsmax:
Obama Lawyers Seek to Re-Impose ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’


32 posted on 07/15/2011 7:32:48 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: tje

No surprise, coming from a Navy that is “...a global force for good...”.
PC BS...


33 posted on 07/15/2011 7:38:43 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Kenton
In boot camp they basically prepare them to be fleet sailors, not naval infantry

Having gone from being a complete screw-up in college, to bootcamp, and then on to active duty, I can say that the Navy did a much better job at teaching me to be a man.

One of my regrets is that I didn't do boot camp first before going to college. I think I would have had a better appreciation for the educational opportunity I was receiving at the time.

I can't remember much by way of posters or things at boot camp...I suppose we were too busy moving our racks to general quarters before "making the walls sweat".
34 posted on 07/15/2011 7:40:49 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970
I suppose we were too busy moving our racks to general quarters before "making the walls sweat".

Can't help but wonder if you realize how little sense that makes to anyone who did not attend your particular Cub Scout camp...

35 posted on 07/15/2011 7:58:45 AM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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To: TXnMA
Can't help but wonder if you realize how little sense that makes to anyone who did not attend your particular Cub Scout camp.

Sorry. It relates to boot camp in Great Lakes Illinois and the only point is that U.S. Navy Boot Camp is a far cry from a Cub Scout camp or from a college classroom.
36 posted on 07/15/2011 8:05:10 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Mouton

***...they are nothing more than Remington Raiders.***

LOL! In the Air Force we called men working in administration “Titless WAFs”.


37 posted on 07/15/2011 8:24:47 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: mmichaels1970
Having gone from being a complete screw-up in college, to bootcamp, and then on to active duty, I can say that the Navy did a much better job at teaching me to be a man.

LOL... well, that's pretty much my story too, except that mine involved not only being a complete screw-up in college, but actually flunking out, joining the Navy, and then later going back to college using the GI Bill, older and wiser as the result of time served.

38 posted on 07/15/2011 9:42:09 AM PDT by Kenton (Trust, but carry a gun...)
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