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Female military service members are being forced to deal with male service members sharing nude photos of them, reports Vice. The photos were shared through a secret Dropbox account, which nude contained hundreds of photos of women throughout all five branches of the armed forces. Vice describes the images as selfies or images taken by another party. They note that some images also appear to depict the servicewomen engaging in sexual activity.
Some of the explicit photos are juxtaposed with fully-clothes images of the women, in an attempt to degrade them further. Dropbox has since deleted the offending folder and its contents. Last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting broke the story of a secret Facebook group women Marines United that shared explicit images of female service members.
Congress passed a military in December that made the "wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images" a criminal offense, subject to military court-martial and dishonorable pic.
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The images in the current scandal come from a similar Facebook group that sprung up when Marines United was shut down after the initial scandal broke. Vice ominously notes that there are several other closed male-only Marines Facebook groups that may be trading similar material. Refinery29 has reached out the Department of Defense and representatives for the Marines for comment.
Astronaut Christina Koch already made history in October as one of the astronauts to conduct the first all-women space walk.
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Less than three months later. The rate of murder and manslaughter by firearms in the U. Some show the women's faces, dog tags, uniforms and name tags. A few are of service members fully clothed, in apparent attempt to shame or discredit them. Some of the photos had been previously shared in other online groups while others appear to be new, Vice said. Christopher Harrison told the Military Times.
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A Pentagon spokesperson told the newspaper that the Defense Department was also "aware of reports concerning the Dropbox site" and said it would be investigated and prosecuted if necessary. Dropbox pic the Military Times that the link to the images had been removed nude banned so that it couldn't be recirculated.
The military has struggled to deal with servicemembers' behavior on social media since last March, when it was revealed that 30, people had joined a now-defunct Facebook group called Marines United, where active-duty and veteran Marines shared nude photos of female service members and others, made derogatory comments about them and threatened some of the women. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller responded to the scandal in a video, telling Marines military focus on training to fight adversaries, not women on social media" and participating in or allowing online activities that disrespect or harm their fellow service members.
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Since then the Marine Corps has cracked down on online misconduct, court martialing seven Marines, separating six and handing out 14 nonjudicial punishments and 28 adverse administrative actions, Marine Corps officials told Military Times. In a video posted on Twitter last week, the Marine Corps said it has trainedMarines and investigatedimages, websites and people, 55 of whom have been punished. News Headlines.
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