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Army Disciplines Two Involved In Email About 'Average Looking Women'

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“In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing work on gender integration in the Army, Col. Lynette Arnhart agreed to step down as the gender integration study director,” Army spokesman George Wright said in a statement. “Concurrently, TRADOC suspended Col. Christian Kubik from his position as the public affairs officer pending the outcome of an investigation.”

In the email, which was published by Politico last week, Arnhart said the Army has a "a general tendency to select nice looking women when we select a photo to go with an article." She also argued that, “in general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead.”