I don’t know about you – but I feel positively unsafe knowing that the Army, Navy and Airforce are filled with men saturated in Toxic Masculinity. I’m sure Mig and the Professor at Macrobusiness would agree that we need far more empathetic soldiers who will be mindful of their colleagues gender choices when on the battlefield.
The MultiCult/MultiGender Diverse Army of the future, will be united in a shared sense of difference, apart from the single point of intersectionality brought about by being in the Army, together, at the same point in time, at this location in the Universe, while still being mindful of everyone’s separate intersectional position and more importantly where they stand on the intersectional hierarchy.
Obviously a one legged, black, trans, lesbian with pansexual tendencies, will outrank a cis white male Four Star general in respect of adjudicating on social issues that may periodically arise within the tribe (the new name for a platoon).
Fortunately help is at hand in terms of trying to achieve these worthy goals. A US Navy Task Force has just returned the new report, with the stated goal of transforming culture in the US Navy:
As a key member of Task Force One Navy I will invest the time, attention and empathy required to analyze and evaluate Navywide issues related to racism, sexism, ableism and other structural and interpersonal biases.
I pledge to be actively inclusive in the public and private spheres where I live and work, and proactively encourage others to do the same.
I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every Sailor in the Navy.
I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities.
I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments.
I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navywide reforms.
Those that cannot be reeducated in respect of their manly bigotry, will be pre-emptively weeded out of the Armed forces before they have the opportunity to offend, harm, assaults or tease a fellow service member, civilians or enemy combatant.
Pre-emptively ridding the Army or limiting the promotion and career paths of all males in possession of traits associated with toxic masculinity, is far better than vigorously policing and prosecuting breaches in existing laws of behaviour, that govern things such as fraternization and behaviour within the ranks.
When we fight the next war we may not win, but at least we will lose with mindful decency.