Friday, January 12, 2007

Ma'am, yes ma'am

Let the record show that Justin's Random Thoughts does not condone these actions of the United States Air Force:

"Drop and give me 20!" is something you might hear Air Force Staff Sgt. Michelle Manhart yell to airmen trainees at Lackland Air Force Base.

Drop her trousers is what Manhart did for Playboy magazine, and now it's landed her in trouble with the military.

"Of what I did, nothing is wrong so I didn't anticipate anything of course," Manhart said Thursday of the pictorial. "I didn't do anything wrong so I didn't think it would be a major issue."

In a six-page spread in February's issue, hitting newsstands this week, Manhart is photographed in uniform yelling and holding weapons under the headline "Tough Love." The following pages show her partially clothed wearing her dog tags while working out, as well as completely nude.

We support any woman of legal age's right to pose naked in a magazine without any interference.

In all seriousness, the only thing I don't like about this is the flack that she's catching from the Air Force. Women, in the past, have been dismissed for doing what Manhart did and I'd expect the same thing to happen to her, which is a crying shame.

Then again, this is a decision that's probably going to be made by top brass that are stuck in a 1950's mindset.

Get with the times, guys! it's the 21st century now!!!

Now is it just me or does a hot female drill instructor sound like something you'd be more likely to see in a porno flick than in real life?

Crossposted to Through our eyes

1 comment:

K T Cat said...

I'm going to differ with you on this one. Because of the conditions under which they work and live, both sexes have to keep their sexuality as private as possible in the military.

In the Navy, there are some ships that do this well and some that are, well, we call them "The Love Boat."

Down at 32nd St. Naval Station here in San Diego, you can walk around and see lots of pregnant sailors. Pregnant sailors get shore duty and someone not pregnant has to go out to sea in their place. That's not a good thing.

The other services have similar issues.

Joining the military is not the same as working for HP or Ford or Exxon. There's a reason for the morality regulations.