Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Because soldiers might get "uncomfortable"? More uncomfortable than being shot at? Really?
Sound logic there.
There was a time, not too long ago, where it was actually illegal for gays and lesbians to be in the Military (the Canadian Forces included). One of the excuses used was that it would make straight soldiers uncomfortable.
That proved to be false, as gays had been secretly serving for years- and doing a good job as soldiers.
Then the "uncomfortable" excuse was trotted out when women started to campaign for the right and chance to serve in combat roles.
Today, men are just as comfortable fighting alongside women as they are with gays.
And it's being trotted out AGAIN. Give it up. It's a weak excused used by weak people to deny people their rights in order to feel like they have strength and power over others.
It's fucking bullshit.
The only really logical reason I have heard to oppose transgenders serving is the fact that the Military will pay for the gender reassignment surgeries. I understand that this was implemented to encourage transgendered people to serve their country- just as the Military paying for college was meant to get college students to join. And I agree with this policy to a point. I don't think the Military should pay for the entire surgical procedure. It should/could pay for the hormone treatments, etc leading up the surgery, and accommodate them with medical leave for the recuperation period- but maybe not the surgery itself.
Too bad this logical argument is made less logical by idiots painting a picture of a "flood" of transgenders swarming to the Military for free surgery, bankrupting the country.
I doubt that'll happen.
If anything, what bothers me most is that this is the sort of fight Society has to fight so often. It's like the bigots and close minded asshats trying to deny people their rights can't seem to learn that they can't win this "war".
Equality is inevitable. Deal with it.