Comment Of The Day: “The West Point Communist, How Cultures Rot, And The Whistleblower’s Letter…”
Careful Steve. You can’t tell women what they want or should think. You’re a guy. You’re being patronizing. And don’t purport to be concerned for their well-being either. Only women know what is best for women. Don’t demean them by being paternalistic.
That being said, if you are gender fluid and are a woman today, that would be okay. But you’d still be wrong.
Semper Fidelis. Correct in every way.
I wonder whether Harvey Weinstein would be getting savaged by Hollywood if he were more svelte or otherwise looked more like George Clooney. There seems to be a lot of weird outrage based on his looks and his being overweight, i.e. fat. Did his looks make him a more available target in La La Land where no one’s ever overweight?
Great comment Steve. I’m a retired “wing wiper” but saw some of the same type of things in terms of loosening of standards before I got out.
I agree with one proviso: Why couldn’t women become pilots, transport or otherwise? Countless women in the US Army Air Corp served flying fighters, bombers, and transport aircraft from one coast to another. Granted, they weren’t allowed to fly combat missions in WW2. The Russians certainly did though (“The Night Witches”). If a woman had the coordination and eyesight to pilot a modern fighter where brute strength is not required what’s the objection?
That should be no objective
Of course, the same standards should apply regardless of sex, but some people would complain of disparate impact…
There are hundreds of female pilots in all branches of the United States military and they fly all types of aircraft including fighters. Major Marie Rossi was the first US female aviator killed flying a combat mission when her Chinook helicopter crashed on a resupply mission for the Airborne. Lt Col Martha McSally flew over 100 combat hours in an A-10 in Iraq. Brig Gen Jeannie Leavitt flew over 300 combat hours in an F-15. Multiple other countries have had recent female fighter pilots including the United Arab Emirates who has a female fighter pilot who flew a strike against ISIS. Flying is a career where those who don’t meet the standards have a high probability of dying on the job.
Wayne I have no issue with women pilots.
As an Army vet I applaud your comment. I served in units where I was stronger than the men who stood next to me. I’m not Wonder Woman, but I could do my job. The idea that standards should be lowered to accommodate women has always been a bad idea.
Thank you Jack, Thank you all. It has been a hectic several months and as my retirement nears I find I really don’t want to retire but I am just not at my best anymore. So in the near future I may have plenty of time to comment my face off on EA.
I was hoping one of the Ethics Alarms military vets would on the issues raised by the recent West Point scandal, and frequent commenter Steve, among others obliged.
Here is Steve’s Comment of the Day on the post, The West Point Communist, How Cultures Rot, And The Whistleblower’s Letter…