Now, let me get this straight...
Quite frankly, if I were a major commander in the modern US Military, I would either "slash my wrists" or resign.
- Integrate straight men with openly gay men while telling them all such differences are immaterial including within the very tight and totally non-private accommodations that are afforded Navy personnel.
- Integrate women with men while simultaneously telling them they are totally equal even as special accommodations are provided to attend to the higher levels of sensitivity, privacy, and hygienic considerations demanded by and provided to only the women.
- Brainwash all men into believing that women can do everything that they can do including suffering enemy caused combat and POW deprivation while also lecturing them about the female emotional trauma caused by verbal criticism or disdain.
- Preach "gender equity" in an environment in which ALL men and NO women have a obligatory and defined public service obligation. Thus, "equality" is requiring men to do what women are allowed to do.
- Convince the members of the service that loyalty is only a "one way street" in which a commander can demand loyal service from the troops all the while he openly lies to them for obvious political reasons.
Excellent points, Gene. We should add a few other gems to your good list:
This is what happened at West Point, and if you want some political dynamite, let me know.
- Convince men from the Naval Academy that they still have an Honor Code, when in fact to accomodate women it was so drastically altered that the Honor Code in most high schools of the world are stricter.
- Convince men that it is not a violation of the Honor Code to lie and say that women perform equally to men at the academy, while it IS a violation to tell the truth and admit to the press that women can't operate within an Honor Code.
I know that Gen Brad Hosmer (the USAFA's first Rhodes Scholar! and a '59 grad) solved that school's sex problems by calling in all the women to ask of their problems and then calling in all the men and telling them "what was what" and then, incredibly, lecturing all of them about how equal the sexes were going to be treated. I can only presume he did this with a straight face.
Another item would be that men are routinely prohibited from talking to the press, at least on gender issues, while women are allowed, and perhaps encouraged, to.
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