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Pentagon survey on DADT biased, derogatory
A copy of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell survey has been acquired by Servicemembers United, the United States' largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans. The organization strongly condemns it for being “biased and derogatory.”
The organization believes that the “biased and derogatory design of the long-awaited Defense Department survey on issues related to the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.”
Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United, is a former U.S. Army interrogator who was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He explains that the survey has an overwhelming focus on the negative aspects of the repeal, completely ignoring the positive impact the repeal could have.
Nicholson says that it is safe for gay and lesbian troops to participate in the survey, but that it is “simply impossible to imagine a survey with such derogatory and insulting wording, assumptions, and insinuations going out about any other minority group in the military.”
According to ABC News, Servicemembers United believes that the summary of the survey “implies that the repeal of this law will result in the open performance of ‘homosexual acts’ on duty and throughout the military,” which they believe is wrong and “highly inflammatory.”
View the full survey at servicemembersunited.org/survey (32-page PDF).
What do you think? Is the survey biased? Reblog or comment with your responses.

Pentagon survey on DADT biased, derogatory

A copy of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell survey has been acquired by Servicemembers United, the United States' largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans. The organization strongly condemns it for being “biased and derogatory.”

The organization believes that the “biased and derogatory design of the long-awaited Defense Department survey on issues related to the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.”

Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United, is a former U.S. Army interrogator who was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He explains that the survey has an overwhelming focus on the negative aspects of the repeal, completely ignoring the positive impact the repeal could have.

Nicholson says that it is safe for gay and lesbian troops to participate in the survey, but that it is “simply impossible to imagine a survey with such derogatory and insulting wording, assumptions, and insinuations going out about any other minority group in the military.”

According to ABC News, Servicemembers United believes that the summary of the survey “implies that the repeal of this law will result in the open performance of ‘homosexual acts’ on duty and throughout the military,” which they believe is wrong and “highly inflammatory.”

View the full survey at servicemembersunited.org/survey (32-page PDF).

What do you think? Is the survey biased? Reblog or comment with your responses.

danlev Posted by Dan Leveille on July 10th, 2010 at 2:22am

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  1. lomoexplosion reblogged this from k-troll
  2. yeis reblogged this from k-troll
  3. bhaelochon reblogged this from equaldex and added:
    As a gay civilian, I think the survey sounds fair for the most part. I wouldn’t mind if a few questions were worded...
  4. affably reblogged this from equaldex and added:
    Later when I have time I’m going to read this whole goddamn survey and then probably be sad.
  5. inkstainedqueer reblogged this from pinkpanthers and added:
    Something else: take my shower as per usual. Gosh.
  6. courageuse reblogged this from reaganing and added:
    Everything about this is ridiculous, and I can’t wait until the day DADT is repealed only to have …… NOTHING HAPPEN. At...
  7. highsee reblogged this from bblackenedbutterfly and added:
    Since when does the military care about how the soldiers feel about something? Stop pussy footing around and just revoke...
  8. twelvefootmountaintroll reblogged this from pinkpanthers and added:
    It is extremely biased. Options 3, 4, and 5 all imply that the service member needs to take action because they are...
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  10. bblackenedbutterfly reblogged this from pinkpanthers
  11. sp-a-m reblogged this from k-troll and added:
    By distributing the questionaire to active service personel, the Pentagon is breaking the DA part of DADT. The first...
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  14. k-troll reblogged this from equaldex and added:
    "Something else; foreplay".
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