Thursday, February 11, 2016

Diversity Thursday

Priorities and selective selectivity.

From the Severn School for Wayward Boys and Girls. 

On Fat Tuesday;
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David [redacted] [redacted]
Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 8:09 AM
Subject: Guest Speaker Tara Allison - Transgender Experiences and Family Life - Tues, 9 FEB, 1230, R102
To: [redacted]

With the recent DoD policy changes related to transgender military service members and the forthcoming working committee results, we are fortunate to have Ms. (sic) Tara Allison talk with us about her (sic) experiences related to transgender families. For many of us, we probably have never met anyone who is transgender and this is good opportunity to gain perspective and learn. Tara is a 1987 graduate of USNA and served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer before transitioning to civilian life and becoming a lawyer.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9th at 1230 in Rickover 102 to hear Tara Allison talk about her (sic) experiences as a transgender woman (sic), family life, and life before/after her gender transition.

Who: Ms. (sic) Tara Allison
When: Tuesday, February 9th, 1230-1315
Where: Rickover 102

CAPT David [redacted], USN, Ph.D.
Permanent Military Professor
Leadership, Ethics and Law Department
112 Cooper Road, Stop 7b
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-[redacted]
Interesting anti-science from a biology POV, but anyway - note the desire to promote awareness. Note the all so cutting edge socio-political follower hipsterdom.


The next day was Ash Wednesday. From what I have been told, about half the Brigade of MIDN are Catholic.

What do they cater in? Mission BBQ. BBQ, on the day Catholics can't eat meat.

Who knows, maybe they'll have and Eid dinner with pork chops ... but I doubt it.

Celebration of some kinds of diversity are more important than others.

Yes, this is a petty DivThu ... but a funny one.

Hat tip Y.

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