reply to post by Chad_Thomas89
Hey, least it won't be such a snausage fest.
I know....I'm going to be in the minority here, but....just WHAT is a problem with a "snausage' fest?
(consenting, of course...as expected and demanded, in proper terms)
Which brings us to the inevitable....hey, come on, everyone --- Guys, and Gals.
Everyone seems to be "Oh, so shocked" about this concept. AND, I know, it breaks wiith 'tradition'....but, so did the "Tuskegee Airmen" in
World War II.
(I hope this makes a point, as it relates to 'diversity', and 'acceptance'....)
Let's cut through the crap....literally. Talking turkey, here.
MEN. All together, in a confined space, in "brotherhood"...for a few months at a time.
BUT, not anything 'sexual' assumed, just a camaraderie. Right? As a team, each learns who to rely upon, and who NOT to rely upon, as is true with
any crew dynamic.
Here is where it will be difficult, [i[initially, for the first female 'submariners' to be crewed:
They will, at first, be outnumbered. AND, there will be inevitable 'nicks' invented. These first stalwart individuals will have to be doubly
strong, to withstand the onslaught, the teasing, the (sometimes) outright hostility that will come their way.
I would expect, though, while they are "on the boat", that military discipline and order would prevail, and would be enforced by the command
Won't be easy, for those first 'pioneering' women aboard.
I'm a man. But, I have a certain ability to emphasize for what 'they' may have to go through, since I have WITNESSED, in a small part, an example.
Pilots, at airlines, who happen to be women.
WOMEN who had to 'break through' into what was a "traditonally" 'MAN's' world.
weren't as 'qualified' as others, but that's to be expected, early on. Point is, the entire argument is well past moot, in this
day and age. Training, and qualifications standards have weeded out the less-than-qualified, by now.
I expect any submariner, whichever gender, will have EARNED a posting.
It is the 21st Century, for "jebus'" sake!