The U.S. Navy has its big guns set on a new target — the English language:
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) January 21, 2016
The first target is the rank of “Midshipman”:
The U.S. Navy is looking for a few good names without “men” in them.
As part of the move to integrate women in all roles of the military, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced plans to make titles and descriptions gender neutral. That puts the time-honored name “Midshipman” squarely on the radar.
A review of the seafaring branch’s titles already underway will “ensure they were representative of all sailors and did not discriminate based on gender,” the Navy said in a statement.
Sen. John McCain is not happy with the proposed change:
“The United States Navy and Marine Corps have too many real enemies to defeat and deter. The Secretary of the Navy should have better things to do than adding the English language to the list.”
Well said, senator:
@foxandfriends not very often I agree with McCain, but I do on this. PC at its finest. Bet navy enlistment drops.
— Mary Ann P (@MaryAnnCazel) January 21, 2016
— Mike (@blackcharvel72) January 21, 2016
— Rubikees (@rubikees) January 21, 2016
@foxandfriends I think the navy should worry about things that actually matter..like not being captured by Iranian scum bags..
— Ryan Patrick (@Rsho85) January 21, 2016
@foxandfriends ridiculous, I was in the navy, so sick of this pc bull. I am a woman, proud to be a woman, not gender neutral.
— Theresa M. Meyer (@TMeyerBornFree) January 21, 2016
@foxandfriends More important issues to deal with than titles, I grow weary with PC.
— Susan Seitz (@sjsarnp) January 21, 2016
@foxandfriends whatever happen to fighting-ready?
— Mark Mark Mark (@RevJimJonesInc) January 21, 2016
What other words can we change ending in “-man”? Here’s a suggestion:
take "man" out of woman too…for now on females are called Wo's … Oops "female" is wrong cuz "male" smh https://t.co/rE9h7Ym3m9
— The Brickhouse (@Brick_04) January 21, 2016
— KBeausoleil (@kbeausoleil) January 21, 2016
@foxandfriends PC permeates the military…smh.
— Gerald A. Pilley (@GeraldAPilley) January 21, 2016
Don’t give them any ideas.
They’ll need to change the Naval Academy’s fight song, too:
Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh!
Farewell to Foreign Shores, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay;
Through our last night ashore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more, here’s wishing you a happy voyage home!
“Anchors Aweigh, my gender-neutral progeny, Anchors Aweigh!”