Thursday, July 14, 2022

Diversity Thursday

Funny, but I don't quite remember this twist from the shower scene in Starship Troopers;

Via the irreplaceable Kristina Wong;

The training slide offers a “vignette” instructing soldiers on what to do if they encounter a female soldier who identifies as male according to the Department of Defense’s personnel tracking system known as Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), but has not surgically transitioned and still has “female genitalia.”

The slide, titled “Soldier/Unit Training Barracks, Bathrooms, and Showers,” reads:

Vignette: Following his transition from female to male (which did not include sex reassignment surgery) and gender marker change in DEERS, a transgender Soldier begins using male barracks, bathroom, and shower facilities. Because he did not undergo a surgical change, the Soldier still has female genitalia.

The slide instructs soldiers: “Soldiers must accept living and working conditions that are often austere, primitive, and characterized by little or no privacy. … Understand anyone may encounter individuals in barracks, bathrooms, or shower facilities with physical characteristics of the opposite sex despite having the same gender marker in DEERS.”

We live in a strange place where politics trumps biology and cowards lead the brave ... but this is what we voted for - so lie back and think of England. 

1 comment:

LL said...

Since I'm not a biologist, I don't think that I'm qualified to comment...