DADT (sleeping victims and separate bathrooms)
June 1, 2010 1 Comment
It’s amazing the silliness that those in favor of keeping DADT keep coming up with. The Family Research council argues that ending this policy will, in fact, lead to straight soldiers being fellated in their sleep by their homosexual counterparts. Right. I see a lot of that happening. They also somehow argue that commanding officers will be afraid to report on homosexual assaults for fears of political correctness. If I was teaching a research methods class, I would actually use this report as a great example of how not to make conclusions.
On a related note, NC’s Republican Senator, Richard Burr, who voted against the bill explains his reasons why:
“I don’t think now is the time to change the physical environments in battle,” he said. “Do we need to separate housing? Do we need to separate latrines? What do you do with outposts? Does this affect how you make up platoons? It changes drastically in my mind the challenges that we would face in theater, and I don’t think that now is the time.”
Separate latrines? Please. I guarantee you, any man reading this has shared a restroom with a gay man at some point or other. I’m also willing to bet no man reading this has ever been assaulted under these circumstance, much less looked over to find some many leering at their penis while they are urinating. It would be one thing if the opponents of the repeal had some reasonable arguments, but comments like Burr’s simply show a complete disconnect from modern reality.