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'Boy' and 'Girl' Deemed Offensive Words... in the Air Force?!
Over the past few years, one of the biggest trailblazers of political correctness has been... the military. Between giving gals a
leg up pull up over men (see Equality? Pull Ups OPTIONAL For (Wimpy) Female Marines), and "unconscious bias" training, new inclusion efforts hardly come as a surprise. But this brings us to an even more extreme level of stupid: an email allegedly was sent out to those in the Air Force, complete with a list of words to avoid. Because said words hurt the feelies. Listed among the offensive terms? Boy and girl...
The Air Force fears that words like boy, girl, colonial and blacklist might offend people, according to an email sent to Airmen at Joint Base San Antonio. The email included an attachment that listed a number of words and phrases that might be construed as offensive. The email was written by a senior Air Force leader and was sent to an untold number of personnel at Lackland Air Force Base.
Airmen were advised to study [the] list of words deemed troublesome:
- You People
- Sounds Greek to me
- Blondes have more fun
- Too many chiefs, not enough Indians
"Please be cognizant that such conduct is 100 percent zero tolerance in or outside of the work climate," the email read. "Let's capitalize on our richly diverse climate, and help others seek assistance if they are struggling with compliance.
No, that wasn't a snippet from a Gender Studies class syllabus. It's an actual thing. In the Air Force. The military branch you call when you want to bomb the living hell out of anything. The branch of the military which teaches their pilots the art of "dog-fighting." The branch of the military which is best known for locking onto a target and blowing the hell out of it with an air-to-air missile (if it's in the air) or an air-to-ground missile. That branch of the military is concerned over the word "boy" being offensive. Followed by "girl" and "you people." We clear on this?
Also, pardon my sexism, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that this email was drafted by a vaginally equipped human (a girl). Who lacks the upper body strength to pull herself in an upward direction. Or a boy who plans on not being a boy for long. You know, since that's totes okay to do while in the military now (see Progress? Defense Department to Allow 'Openly Trans People' in Military). Might also be a cis-gendered penis-haver, looking to score some virtue signaling points. Whomever, a pansy.
Here's the thing, regular military personnel give zero craps when it comes to these sort of things. They're busy doing other not-wimpy stuff. Like pull ups. Or shooting big, scary boom boom sticks (from their shoulder or in the cockpit of an F-15). Meanwhile, these social justice directives are imposed on large groups of people, despite seeming to cater to a tiny fraction of spineless amoebas who have no business putting on a uniform in the first place.
Seriously though, if your lip quivers and your eyes well up at mean words (or in this case, just WORDS)? The military isn't the place for you. I repeat: DO. NOT. JOIN. THE. MILITARY. We don't want our national security to depend on you ninnies.
Speaking of which...