Wednesday, March 08, 2017

USMC Nude Photo Scandal

Goddamn it, seriously?
   Here are two kinds of people who I have no respect for:  [a] people who think that naughty pictures are sooooo very naughty that there shouldn't be any of them; [b] dudes who either don't understand or don't care that posting explicit pix without permission is a violation of people's right to privacy.
   Yo, sex and eroticism are great...uh...yo again...and I have no sympathy whatsoever for puritans, right or left. But that's not what this is about. This is about invading people's privacy note the italics.
   Also, seriously, why do it? I mean...I understand the revenge thing. I think it makes you suck if you do it...but I understand it.* But...these can't all be revenge, right? Most of them just have to be more like: hey, I have these nekkid pix of LCpl Smith...but...that's not enough for me. Think I'll go ahead and post them on the interwebs so everybody in the world can see 'em... That is very damn dumb even--as my acquaintances in the military might say--by Jarhead standards.
   I'm against contemporary feminism, given what it's become in the academy and on the internet...but this has nothing to do with any of that. You don't even have to be an egalitarian feminist to be against this. Seriously this is just a matter of ultraminimal human decency.
   Can't everybody just not piss me off for like five minutes? FIVE MINUTES THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING

* Note: I mean posting nekkid pics for revenge--not revenge in general. As JQ would say: I'm totally down with mean..[looks around shiftily]...justice...  (Here's a tip: don't piss her off. I'm totally serious about that...) Actually, there are, undoubtedly, some instances in which women deserve to have their explicit pix posted. Hell, no matter what it is, somebody, somewhere, probably deserves it. But I'm going to go out on a big, fat limb and say: that remedy is very damn seldom apt.


Blogger Pete Mack said...

TL;DR. The term you are looking for I believe is 'Conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline.'

6:22 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Hell yes.

Unsurprising that they have a precise, apt term for it.

7:16 PM  

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