Jimmy are you merely posting to argue? I am not just talking about offending someone. I am only too aware that there are groups and sub-groups that scream about insensitivity and that is usually a lot of PC nonsense. This is only partly about that, but far more. As I've tried to explain and have not been successful (yet), when you condone this type of behavior you are in essence promoting a hostile work environment where people can be harmed. This far transcends offending someone. It wasn't just a couple of sailors trading dirty pictures. It is the Commander of the ship sponsoring counter productive activities -The very person who should be leading by example. By this display he (as Commander of the ship) is telling his personnel that these types of activities are funny, "cool" and go ahead and do them it's okay, you're just having fun. I understand your feelings about women and homosexuals serving in the military, but the fact is they are serving and now how should they be treated. Does it serve our great country's best interests to ostracize them, or harm them in some way? Certainly not. Whether you want them to serve or not is a separate argument than how to treat people who are now in the armed forces. I don't see this as a political problem, it's about having a united front, dignity and most importantly safety of the crew.
I hope I did a better job of explaining my thoughts this time around.