Women are still only 3/5s of a full citizen of the United States.
The failure of civilian and military officers to follow their own laws, protocols and rules of conduct is appalling. We’ve let them get away with the assumption that we’re not ‘real’ soldiers. I really don’t remember my commissioning oath to be different from men’s. I was under the same rules of UCMJ. It is time we demand that they live up to the ideals not only of the Service Academies, but of the UCMJ - “It’s a uniform. I’m your equal. Your discomfort is second. A distant second.”
Anyone who can’t deal with woman/gays/Blacks/Hispanics/whatever automatically fails the Star Wars/Star Trek/Shrek ‘Alien Affiliation’ Exam. Failure requires automatic expulsion from the Good Guys side.
The exam consists of one question:
“Does appearance equal performance?” Yes or No.