Angry men stamp their adorable little feet after Marines degender job titles

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Sorry, I couldn’t follow after the phrase ‘Marines think…’


Awww… I almost feel bad for them.
I mean, many of them likely joined to further the cause of their masculinity- no girls allowed and all that. And now, suddenly, women are allowed into their special clubhouse. They might have to, I dunno, not act like quite the barbarians they sometime seem to.


Some people were upset when the armed forces were integrated in WWII. The rest of the world has already switched from “men at work” to “work crew ahead.” Didn’t make my testes fall off.


You’re not just a man, you’re a marine. Suck it up, soldier.


The retired (honorably discharged) Marines I’ve known wouldn’t have given a single fuck about this change when they were active. They wouldn’t give a fuck now.

They’re also some of the smartest (socially and analytically), funniest, and friendliest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

I’m not defending all Marines, but I will defend these guys.


It’s funny to me that moaning about “political correctness” is basically moaning that we’re paying too much attention to the moaning of OTHER groups, and not THEM.

It’s like, if we take all the salty man tears shed over “PC culture” seriously, then we should, of course, take all the complaints about the gendered language seriously, and thus change the gendered language anyway.

Alternately, if we dismiss the desire for nongendered language, then we should, of course, dismiss the cries about people who whine about nongendered language, so there should be no actual problem with changing the gendered language to something neutral.

Basically, the only way that being butthurt about PC culture gone amok even makes sense is if the person who is butthurt thinks that their butthurt is more important than anyone else’s butthurt. But listen: we all get butthurt. Sometimes you have the opportunity to make life a little less shitty for some people by changing what you say. If you can’t do that, you’re basically being a selfish dickweasel.

“But on the other, it’s a direct reflection on society’s crybaby political correctness.”
He's right. That's why, instead of de-gendered titles, I propose that we switch them all from male-gendered to female-gendered titles, which I'm sure he'd be fine with. Take that, Political Correctness!

Soldiers complaining about slight changes in the roles is just adorable, precious even. Makes me want to tickle them.


awwww, you cute little soldier boy. did the mean grrl take your shovel away?


People resist change. The important thing is that the change is happening. In four years, everyone who used to have a gendered job title will be in a different job or will have left the service, and the new people coming in will have no idea there ever were gendered job titles, nor why they should care.

It wasn’t a gendered title, but I complained when my job title was changed from “furniture consultant” to “inside sales specialist” and I complained again when it changed from “inside sales specialist” to “sales consultant.” None of it made any difference to my ability to do my job, nor to the results I achieved.


Well Bravo Zulu, Marines. Speaking as a former member of the Corps, I’m glad to see them taking the lead and making the non-gendered designations as cool as everything else about being a Marine is. One objection, viz. why did you have to put in that photo of punk-ass Marines pissing on the dead? Of all the photos you could have gotten–possibly showing actual Women Marines and not jerks ruining our reputation–why did you pick this one?


“adorable little feet”

Oh Rob, don’t be so sore, with a little more patriotism you could have been a soldier too.

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No, I think they only let Chaotic Evil Elves join the CIA.


So it really is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then?

I also wonder how you typed that with those tiny hands.


I think the point is that the kinds of people losing their shit espouse the kind of BS machismo that leads to things like what transpired in the photo.


Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, 'ow’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of 'eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of 'eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

(Kipling, Tommy)


Houston, be advised: Rich Purnell is a steely-eyed gunner.


I dunno…some of those women marines show impressive barbarian qualities. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, that’s sort of what one would expect and need from the Marine Corps.

More barbarians are a good thing.

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