Australia’s Army Chief Warns Sexists to “Get Out” in Chilling PSA
11:15 am, June 14th | by Grace Rasmus
Sexual assault in the military is not just a national epidemic — it’s a worldwide one. While the Senate is failing to provide support for sexual assault victims in the U.S. military, Australia’s Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison has a different and direct message for his troops: if being civil toward female soldiers and respecting their contributions to the service does not suit you “then get out.”
Lieutenant Morrison’s message was recorded on the Australian army’s official YouTube account in response to an ongoing investigation into the distribution of “explicit emails and photos” circulated by at least 17 service members, including officers, with the intent to humiliate female soldiers.
“I will be ruthless in rooting the army of people who cannot live up to its values,” he says, “and I need everyone of you to support me in achieving this. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”
Hopefully his stern, unblinking eyes and ruthlessly badass logic will scare some sense into assaulters and legislators across the globe.