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Portillo and Doan discuss their research in relation to Marine photo scandal

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Drs. Shannon Portillo and Alesha Doan co-authored a piece in the Huffington Post about the Marine photo scandal in the article, "Not a Scandal: Nude Photos, Business as Usual for Marines." Here's an excerpt of the article:

"The Marines nude photo sharing scandal is not a scandal at all. Since 2013, three prominent cases have emerged that involved online targeting, harassment, and stalking of actively serving women in the Marines by their male colleagues. This latest episode simply highlights an ongoing pattern of gendered behavior that enables and perpetuates inequity in the military...."

"Unfortunately, these earnest declarations [by military leaders who pledge to “get to the bottom of it” and “hold individuals accountable”] continue to frame patterned, systemic organizational issues of discrimination as the flawed behavior of a few individuals. Or, in this latest case, tens of thousands of individual “bad” guys."

Read the full article.



Ruth DeWitt, Communications Manager
KU School of Public Affairs and Administration
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