Well, I hope everyone here on the ‘Sphere is having a wonderful Thursday. I realize it’s been a long time since I last made a post and the Doctor has been begging me to break my blogging fast. I shall do so through this post and most likely a second one, which may be posted either today or tomorrow.
But as to the subject of this particular post, the Doctor has just brought to my attention a post over at The Spearhead that talks of some quite disturbing new regulations within the U.S. Air Force.
All enlisted personnel were apparently subjected to a thorough search of their homes, lockers, offices, etc. with the motive of finding and confiscating, in some cases even “destroying”, any mementos or material that could be seen as “offensive”. Each of the 30,000+ items was labeled under one of three categories: Pornographic, Unprofessional, & Inappropriate/Offensive. The objects that were confiscated ranged so widely as from pictures of pinup girls and a picture of a man’s wife in a bikini on the beach to muscle magazines and photos of body builders. They even went as far as to say that the nose art on several historical WWII air crafts would have to be removed and replaced…
All of this frivolous bullshit being instigated by a bunch of pansy women who, not belonging in the military to begin with, found it all to be sexist and offensive… And people often wonder why I’m ashamed of my own sex. Honestly, need I say more?
But, on a bit of a lighter note, the USMC has recently begun running some “trials”, if you will, to see if women have what it takes to be in the infantry. So far, they have only run two women through such rigorous tests as only the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course can offer; both women were newly minted lieutenants. The first of the two was dropped on the very first day of the training, while the second woman made it through the better part of two weeks before suffering from a stress fracture in her leg which, of course, resulted in her being sent home. Such tests will again be run next month, with two Naval Academy graduates being the subjects.
The Marine Corps commandant, General James F. Amos, had this to say, following his statement that the corps had absolutely no intention of ever lowering it’s standards:
“I think there is absolutely no reason to think our females can’t be tankers, or be amtrackers, or be artillery Marines,” he said, referring to tracked amphibious assault vehicles. “The infantry is different.”
I think you pretty much summed it up, General. Women may have snuck their way into other areas of the military (at the terrible expense of the men who really belong there), but they have never, nor will they ever, belong in infantry.
Well, I suppose that’s it for this post. I shall likely be making my second sometime in the next day or two. The Doctor needs his phone back and my data cable is needed elsewhere, so that means no more Internet connection today.
Until next time. Much love,