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  •  Or did you mean the opposite? (1+ / 0-)
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    The culture comes from the leadership.

    Not confronting an atomosphere that intimidates and bullies women and gays does nothing to resolve the problem of intimidation and assault. Bullies only relent when someone stands up to them.

    "I am not guilty, I am not ashamed and I am not finished." --Lt. Dan Choi, 3/19/10

    by Scott Wooledge on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 04:37:45 PM PDT

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    •  I think that the leadership rose through (1+ / 0-)
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      the ranks in the culture and that they perpetuate it like the leaders before them.

      •  Yes and no. (0+ / 0-)

        We are seeing a shift in the culture. Look at Mullen's smackdown today of CINCPAC (I know that's not the acronym any more, but I can never remember the new one). This was huge! He publicly rebuked a theater commander.

        I think the message is getting through to a lot of the brass that this change is coming. Period.

        "[The GOP wanting to debate Obama is like saying] 'Let's see how tough Aquaman is when we get him in the water.' " --Seth Meyers

        by homogenius on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 05:21:26 PM PDT

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