Merely Many, Many Coincidences
May 10, 2011 GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Conn. base welcomes 1st women bound for subs
The 10-week Submarine Officer Basic Course that began Monday in Groton, a town midway between New York and Boston, also includes 74 men. No changes have been required in terms of lodging or classrooms, Naval Submarine School spokesman William Kenny said.Really? Few physical changes in school, perhaps. On subs that has been wired to NOT be the case. A reversible sign on the officers head to declare use by women is trivial. Storage accommodations for female supplies, and unmentionable laundry arrangements are a little more significant.
Far more significant, however, is an entirely new regimentation for males: some fairly ironclad disciplinary measures have been taken to assure an always hospitable environment (forgiving and rarely as demanding for women) never critical (except for felony or repetitive screw ups) that will pave the way politically with an unwritten policy assuring the quick succession of 2 females to submarine COs.
Have we mentioned shirtless swim call? Have we mentioned extra shore duty provisions for added medical needs? Perhaps you actually believe men and women are interchangeable?
The USNA had already become the political correctness assurance model for CoEd Submarine Success (CESS). Shirtless activities at the USNA have been frowned upon, and were related traditions not popular with many influential alumni, would by now certainly have been banned. So successful has the USNA been, that word has spread throughout the education establishment:
May 8 2011 Boston, MA (Yahoo! News Network) No Shirt No Service: High School Coach Jobless After His Boys Track Team Goes Topless
Westwood High track coach Tom Davis was fired last week because one of his runners decided to whip off a shirt during training on a 75-degree day. This wasn't a girl, by the way. It was a boy.
"I fully 100 percent was expecting to be swung at," the coach told NECN TV."Submarines are always silent and strange.