In a report issued Monday, the Pentagon said that nearly 6, military members said that sexually explicit photos of them were taken or shared against their will by someone from work, and it made them "uncomfortable, angry or upset. More than 22, service members said they were upset or angry when someone at work showed or sent them pornography. And, again, female Marines represented the highest percentage of complaints from women.
Images of female servicewomen were being shared online by male colleagues often accompanied by obscene, misogynist commentary. The Pentagon has announced it will investigate a nude photo scandal affecting the armed forces after it was discovered that images of female Marines were being shared online. Defence Secretary James Mattis condemned those involved in sharing the images and said "all appropriate action" was being taken across service branches.
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Jackie Speier, D-Calif. To date, more than 20 women have come forward saying images of them were taken or posted without their consent on the webpage, according to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The Facebook group had a reported 30, members before it was taken down.
After an investigation found members of all branches of the military had been sharing private photos of women online without their consent, a Facebook group was shut down in an effort to stop the sharing while the Department of Defense investigated. During the investigation, those sharing photos started posting them on Snapchatcontinuing the invasion of female service members' privacy. On March 4 it was revealed that a private Facebook group, Marines United, was sharing photos, many of them nude, of servicewomen and female veterans.
Following the Marine Corps ' lead, the Navy on Tuesday announced a new policy requiring sailors found guilty of sharing "intimate images" without consent to be processed for separation from the service. The policy is an update to a regulation created by the Navy last month that formally made nonconsensual nude photo-sharing a prosecutable violation. That regulation also prohibited sharing of intimate photos with intent to intimidate, humiliate or harass the subject.
Two women from the US Marine Corps, one still on active duty, have came forward as victims of a clandestine all-male social media network of military personnel and veterans under investigation for sharing nude photos of female colleagues. Initially uncovered by The War Horse, a non-profit news site run by Marine veteran Thomas Brennan, the scandal was first reported on Saturday by the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting through its radio podcast Reveal. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has opened an inquiry into the matter and senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill immediately denounced the activity.
More than two dozen active-duty women, officers, and enlisted service members were identified by their rank, full name, and location in the photographs posted on the Facebook page, according to CIR. Some containing active duty and veteran women were also posted and linked through a Google Drive link, the report said. CIR reports that, in one case, a female corporal pictured in uniform had been followed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina by a fellow Marine who secretly photographed her. Alvis said, as quoted by AP.