These days it is unusual to get through a day without some story about sexual assault in the military. Of course in the age of Internet it is quite easy to post sexual comments about members of the military and within moments hundreds are sharing comments or pictures dealing with the life of a female-or male. General Gary Patton was blunt about the problem by noting the end of sexism will only arrive when “a sexist remark is treated with the same absolute disdain and visceral response as as racist slur is today in the military.” Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel wants to get rid of sexually explicit and degrading materials.
It is impossible to get rid of sexually explicit materials in the age of the Internet. Sergeants and officers have to crack down on those who harass fellow members. Of course, it would help if sergeants and officers were not guilty of sexual harassment.