How`s That Coed Navy SEALs Thing Working Out?
May 04, 2011, 02:40 PM
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After success in the 1991 Gulf War made the military more prestigious, a remarkable amount of energy was expended in America over the rest of the decade to co-edize all aspects of the military.

For example, as part of the feminist campaign for female fighter pilots, a huge scandal was ginned up when the Navy fighter pilots` Tailhook fraternity held a 1991 convention / victory party in a Las Vegas hotel and engaged in Las Vegas hotel victory party-type activities.

Conversely, cover-ups of fatal female pilot screw-ups were engineered in which the Pentagon and press were complicit. Our leaders` motto in the 1990s was: What happens in Las Vegas gets publicized all over the world, but what happens on the deck of an aircraft carrier in plain view of hundreds stays on that aircraft carrier. (After the Private Jessica Lynch hoax in Iraq in 2003, this frenzy started to ease, its mission accomplished.)

The reductio ad absurdum of this protracted phase in American cultural history was the 1997 Ridley Scott movie G.I. Jane, in which Demi Moore becomes a Navy SEAL and wins a battle with Col. Qathaphee`s Libyan Army. (Being a movie by Sir Ridley, G.I. Jane isn`t as stupid as it would have been in somebody else`s hands in that feminism-fevered cultural climate, but it`s still pretty stupid.)

So, how many women Navy SEALs went into bin Laden`s compound? Well, as it turns out, the SEALs never were co-edized. Somebody, somewhere had the good sense to say that the SEALs were a bridge too far because: Someday, we may actually need these guys to get something important done. Wikipedia says: "Without exception, all SEALs are male members of either the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard."

Big swinging male members, I might add. Gentlemen, thank you.