So I'm reading this article in the Washington Post about how people are losing their shit because the Marine Corps is renaming "19 of its job titles following a directive by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make occupational specialties more gender neutral after once-closed combat jobs were opened to women at the start of the year."
So, like, an "antitank missleman" has become an "antitank gunner." Big fucking whoop, right?
WRONG! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RUN AMOK! OMFG THE SKY IS FALLING AND OTHER ALARMIST EXCLAMATIONS!
The author of the article, Thomas Gibbons-Neff—who, by the way, "was formerly an infantryman and is now a basic infantry Marine"—shares some of the supercool responses to this world upending change, and this one is my favorite by a country mile:
If this triggers you well … not really sure what to say honestly. You'd think someone who has seen combat would have more stones.LOLOLOLOL you sure would!
Obviously, I love that this is said without a trace of irony or self-awareness, and I also love the equally clueless conflation of possessing testicles with having strength.