A matched set regarding military officers; or, excuse me, Sir, but those officers are no gentlemen.

Mug shot of Lt. Col. Jeff. Krusinski

Truly proving that stupid is as stupid does, Lt Col Jeff Krusinski, 41, the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response boss, was arrested for drunkenly assaulting a woman who successfully fended him off.  We don’t know why he ended up so battered, but I’d like to think that his intended victim savaged him.

Oh, and right about now, I feel the compulsion to repeat his title:  the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response boss.  To be honest, I’m not surprised.  There’s a vast chasm between the corporate message to men that they shouldn’t “get into trouble by doing x, y & z” (and the military is corporate in that way) and the fact that we have a culture that, for all its talk about feminism and liberation, does not respect women. Exhibit A — a screen grab from Victoria’s Secret:

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Instead, our culture, with its obsessive focus on making women available for sex (clothes, birth control, hook-up culture, etc.), talks directly to men’s primitive lizard brains.  And when the lizard brain is brought to the forefront — alcohol, opportunity, insanity — none of the minatory lessons are going to stop the guy.  This has nothing to do with any individual woman’s behavior.  No women “asks” for it — but are culture implies that every woman does.

So I now invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy a Navy training video from the early mid-1960s, telling officers how they should respect women:

For an antidote to both sordidness and silliness, please allow me to introduce you to the amazing, charming, heroic Capt. Eric Brown, a pilot in the Royal Navy during WWII.