A Couple More Words Can Make A Big Difference In References To The Military’s Nude Photo Scandal

The Pentagon is dealing with “another scandal involving women in the military,” we said in some intros Tuesday.

Let’s add some words.

The Pentagon is dealing with “another scandal involving the treatment of women in the military.”

Or, the Pentagon is dealing with “another scandal involving sexual harassment of women in the military.”

Though it becomes apparent in the stories, we want to be clear from the start that the women are not the cause of the scandal. Also, we don’t want it to sound as if it’s the women’s presence that’s the problem.

We also may be approaching the point where the first reference could be to the military’s “nude photo scandal” or a similar construction, since the story has been out for a few days.

(“Memmos;” March 15, 2017)

March 15, 2017

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