I have a question.......
Can you teach Ru-Paul to be a soldier?
If you are lost by this question, I am happy to explain what I mean. Everyone that has read my lil 'ole blog knows that I am in the military. I have 10 years active duty and the last 2 I have been in the reserves. I am in Washington State now taking an advanced leadership course.
Anyways, at lunch today some of my classmates and I were discussing the policy "Don't ask, Don't tell". All of the cats I was talking to (including me) could care less if a soldier is Gay or Straight as long as they can shoot straight, and we can depend on them to have our back if we need them to. We have all served with dudes or females that we suspected of being Gay. So in my opinion, being Gay in the military is no big deal.
What we were discussing was, when this policy becomes null and void, how do you train a man who thinks and acts like a woman, to be a soldier in a man's Army?
Thinking a soldier is Gay and knowing a soldier is Gay is two different things.
Everybody I have ever served with has known a dude or a woman who they thought was Gay. But they kept their private lives private and they soldiered on.
But when this stupid law is repealed, I would bet that there are going to be some flaming red, Gay, Ru-Paul ass dudes that join the military just to prove that they can.
This is going to be a problem.
First, some of these dudes are going to want to wear Lip-stick and nail polish and fancy hairstyles with their uniforms, like the rest of the women. How can you deny them? This would be grounds for lawsuits.
Second do you change the physical fitness standards to accomodate the men that are petite and fragile like women?
Third, there are a lot of homophobic assholes in the military. With the Ru-Paul brigade coming out of the closet, there is going to be an increase of hate crimes in the military.
I wonder if the people that are redoing this policy has thought of this?
I think that it is a disgrace that a Gay person cannot serve their country with pride the way a "straight" person can. But in an institution as old as the military that is still ran by "christian" White men that is just as old, well some things will never change.
I think that once this law is repealed, there is going to be a lot of backlash against Gay soldiers.
I could be wrong, but I doubt it.