- Oct 16, 2017
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To be honest, I think people are sometimes thinking about it too deeply and probably getting stressed unnecesarily. Totally agree with the Colonel's observation: 'Given how stretched and how busy our forces are, it is surprising someone has time to worry about this sort of thing.' I'm equally surprised it needed saying.
Last weekend I was at a public military show in a recruiting capacity. Representatives from the Maritime Reserves and our LGBT community were also in attendance. In the name of inclusivity, in the truest sense I suggested we all pitched in the same spot.
Whilst there were a few people who many wouldn't consider of military bearing, we all had a bloody good laugh. We were kept busy all day and by the end of it came to the conclusion we were Naval Service first, the other stuff second. Hell, by the end of the day both myself and the the LGBT crew, despite our initial reservations, grudgingly admitted the Reservists weren't all that strange after all
I have great fun on the equality stuff.Perhaps its not as bad as it seems on the surface, maybe they'll continue with the gender neutrality and apply the same standards to both men and women... fat chance, I know.
The issue I have with all of this is that it removes the mystique that I (somewhat old-fashionedly) believe should exist between men and women.
There is nothing worse than doing your daily business in trap A while in trap B there is the sound of a giant sized trifle hitting a wall, thunderous exhalation of gas and a smell straight from satan's backside, only to then see a young female emerge sheepishly from doing her business.
Women's toilet habits should be private, it is better all round.
I just wonder whatever happened to the term “Unisex”; when applied to a bog in a small establishment that couldn’t afford the cost of putting in two.
Everyone seemed happy with that arrangement.