Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.
Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.
If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.
you are all slow. this is more than likely taken care of and he is out of the navy. there is a zero tolerance for this in the navy. and social media (mass amount of reblogs and people crying out for things to be done about it) really doesnt influence too much for them in decisions unless it is something that reflects on a command itself with the local public.
there was once two guys that was standing watch at the pier one day. one of them said hey take pictures of me with the guns and he took the other watch stander’s weapon and started to pose. this is a big safety violation and a huge no no. he put it on face book… even bigger no go. the next day they both had received captain’s mast (non judicial punishment which means it stays on the ship and it doesnt include any jail time) which doesnt seem like a big deal, but the maximum time you get for that is 45 days of restriction, which means 45 days stuck on the ship or barracks and you cannot leave. if you are on a ship you have everything you need to survive, but in the barracks you have to march to the mess hall to eat and march back and on either case you have to wear a card with your name and a big R on it showing that you are on restriction. you also have your id card taken. that is a big deal because if you dont have an id and are on a base you can get taken in custody.
you also get 45 days extra duty. meaning that for 2 hours every day you have to do whatever meaningless stupid task they can find for you and you are stuck doing it. from cleaning to painting to taking out trash. it could be anything. some might think: ok 45 days i dont have to shop or spend money i can just relax and chill out, but that isnt the case. at 630 am you have to muster with the officer of the deck be inspected and then go about your day. at 1030 you muster again and then at 430pm and then at 7 or 730 pm for the extra duty. then at 930pm to 10pm to make sure you are still on board and then you can go to sleep. you think that you can do plenty of things cause of free time, but really a lot of that is crushed a bit because you still have your regular work days and when your days to stand watch roll around you have to do that too plus the uniforms for each of those musters can vary depending on who and how the officer of the deck is feeling regardless of the uniforms regulations. if you have to wear dress whites in the summer and it is the winter when you should be in dress blues the officer of the deck can say he wants you in dress whites and you have to be ready.
so they take your freedom for a month and a half and give you extra work. cant be that bad, you might say, but nope because imagine you have your family. they need to be escorted by you to meet you on the ship… you cant leave the ship. they can go on the base with the dependant id cards, but they cant get to the pier with out you so you dont get to see your family for those days. any leave time you take extends your restriction time. also if you get in trouble for something while on restriction you can get another mast and get more restriction time.
also they can put you on half months pay for two months. which mean you lose a months worth a pay. now imagine you have a nice house or apartment. you get paid 1000 a pay check. your rent is 600 a month. you budge your self you are doing ok with utilities and insurance and bills too and are left with 100 a month to mess with. really isnt a lot… then you get 500 taken from you each month because you mess up.
so now everything is off… you can barely afford rent for 2 months you have to sell things or close out accounts or utilities for two months, but what about your family!?
not all the time will you get what we call 45,45 half months times two. the commanding officer can make it 1 day of restriction or extra duty or just 1 half month pay. the lowest amount i have seen was 10 days restriction. which means all the guy had to do was just show up to muster and not get into trouble.
the navy has zero tolerance for a lot of things. and what he did is one of those things that he would get discharged and not be able to get a job at mcdonalds.
yea if you get kicked out of the military for being bad you cant get a job at a place that is government endorsed mcdonalds would be one of those places.
(Source: facebooksexism, via kensuki)