Women soldiers were being trained to shower with biological men as part of the Army’s plans to accept transgender troops. Did this prompt the Trump order to ban Transgenders from service?
The bigger question is does sensitivity training ensure more readiness or is it a magnet for free sex-change operations for confused gender identity candidates? One thing for sure it had become part of the Pentagon’s new “transgender inclusion” agenda launched by Obama and gaining ground in the Armed Services.
Social conservatives mounted a counteroffensive to ditch the “trans” program altogether and with the election of Donald Trump and his – pardon the pun – “brass” balls – it looks like the experiment may be over. Although a tiny, tiny percentage of transgenders are serving in the military – the cost in time and money is in the billions. A welfare program – nothing less.
Late in former President Barack Obama’s second term in office, then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter issued a “transgender inclusive” military policy set to be put into effect on July 1, 2017. It has only been ‘delayed’ by the Trump Administration for six months.
On June 30, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis postponed the opening of military enlistments to transgender people for an additional six months. The delay does not prevent currently serving soldiers from transitioning. It is intended to give the joint chiefs more time to review and mitigate the Obama-era rule’s impact on the readiness and lethality of our armed forces.
It is unclear what steps the Trump Administration will take once the six-month delay expires on the trans policy implementation.
The initiative, which bypassed Congress, also provides new training material for biologically female soldiers. They will now encounter “women with genitalia,” (men), in women’s bathrooms, barracks, and shower facilities.
in ‘considerations and responsibilities’ the Army instructs soldiers as follows:
1-Understand that you may encounter individuals in barracks, bathrooms, or shower facilities with physical characteristics of the opposite sex despite having the same gender marker in DEERS.
2-All Soldiers should be respectful of the privacy and modesty concerns of others. However, transgender Soldiers are not required or expected to modify or adjust their behavior based on the fact that they do not “match” other Soldiers.
The Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, slammed the politically correct move by the Obama Administration.
“This policy is costly and a threat to our readiness. The deploy-ability of individuals going through the sex transition process is highly problematic, requiring 210 to 238 workdays where a soldier is non-deploy-able after surgery,” argued Hartzler in a June press release. “This recovery time equates to 1.4 million manpower days where transgender personnel cannot deploy and fight our nation’s wars, therefore relying on an already stressed force to pick up the burden.”
“It makes no sense to purposely recruit individuals who cannot serve,” she added. “This is a senseless and highly unfair double standard.”
Consider what these policies mean in real life:
Most Army showers look like a prison cell with several showerheads on the wall. Anyone who has dealt with the practical challenges of funneling 30 people through them in ten minutes understands that “privacy” will be incompatible with reality. Female soldiers who feel uncomfortable sharing facilities with individuals who still have “physical characteristics of the opposite sex” will just have to put up with it.
But in the immortal words of Billy Mayes, “That’s not all!”
The Army’s so-called ‘transgender training’ also addresses ‘male pregnancies.’ That’s right. Male pregnancies. You have to wrap your head around that.
Training covers everything from “trans-female soldiers” to “transgender shower etiquette” to dealing with “male soldiers” who become pregnant.
How does a male soldier become pregnant? What are we talking about here? We’re talking about a female that becomes pregnant, confused mind, pretending to be a male. Because a male can’t become pregnant. Let’s just understand. A male can’t become pregnant. And yet they’re forcing people to participate in this fictitious lie.
The whole issue is absurd.