Somewhere in the neighborhood of 15% of those serving in the Navy are women, but this year, for the first time ever, all four “Sailor of the Year” winners were women. What a coincidence:

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What’s the big deal? Let’s consider a career field that might have a relatively comparable male/female ratio, such as nursing. Let’s just assume for a momeny that only 15% of all nurses in the country were men (the real number is more like 8-10%), but, in spite of the fact that 85% of RN’s are female, all four “Nurse of the Year” winners were men. Nobody would ever convince me that a few of the women wouldn’t be grumbling rather loudly. The National Organization for Women would be organizing a protest as soon as the winners were announced.

Van Helsing at Moonbattery put it this way:

Political correctness has gone beyond turning awards into farces. They’ve become badges of condescension and shame. Since the actual accomplishments of these women are irrelevant, they will never be meaningfully acknowledged.

Sadly, I’m forced to agree.

Comments

14 Responses to “Political Correctness at the Navy? All Four ‘Sailor of the Year’ Winners are Women”

  1. Rick on August 1st, 2010 1:28 pm

    The New Navy…whatever floats their boat.
    Wonder if these four officers can swim?
    At least none appear to be pregnant.

  2. Dandapani on August 1st, 2010 5:57 pm

    Obama's Nobel Peace Prize after 12 days on the job… :whistling:

  3. Clu Seatoe on August 1st, 2010 11:24 pm

    Unfortunately, as in the days of the real Navy, “Sailor of the Year” has nothing to do with wartime shipboard endeavors. Or, indeed, any actual “sailing” endeavors.

    It's little more than a patronizing move to placate boisterous females and means little or nothing at the Pentagon, War College or Seal program. The Navy knows who it's real sailors are.

  4. Nick on August 2nd, 2010 4:08 pm

    So you automatically assume that the 4 most deserving sailors can't be women?

    Sexist much?

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  6. Hank Dunham on August 3rd, 2010 9:18 am

    first, they are NOT officers. they are Chief Petty Officers.. non-commissioned. RNs ARE commissioned. i guess there aren't any SEALS, Boatswain's Mates, or even (God Forbid) any linguists who may have excelled in their fields..but women aren't SEALs.. yet?. whaaaah…i'd be concerned if they met the Navy's height and weight standards…

  7. jlee2027 on August 3rd, 2010 7:36 pm

    Odds of this happening are 1 chance in 197,531.

  8. Doug on August 3rd, 2010 6:24 pm

    So you automatically assume that the 4 most deserving sailors can't be women?

    Sexist much?

    And you wouldn't assume that in an organization that consisted of 15% white and 85% black and yet where all four "people of the year" were white that whoever's in charge was racially slanted?

    Uh huh, I believe that.

    Fool yourself much?

  9. Rob on August 4th, 2010 4:00 pm

    You're kidding, right? While they may be outstanding sailorettes, I can't believe that it was by mere chance that this happened. As a retired sailor, and a member of the first carrier to integrate females on a deployment, as well as a former Navy recruiter, I can say that the Navy will go to any length to prove they are fully onboard with equality. (or their version of it)

    Silly much?

  10. Rob on August 4th, 2010 4:01 pm

    Those girls need to go to Vegas. They would make a killing!

  11. Nick on August 4th, 2010 6:19 pm

    So if it had been 4 white men, you still would have found this unbelievable?

  12. Nick on August 4th, 2010 6:20 pm

    Based on what Rob?

  13. MJ Kinchen on August 7th, 2010 2:32 am

    During wartime ops, this is the best our Navy can do? WTF, you must be joking me? What's our next CF? Using harsh language as a Terrorist deterrent …Why not just open our borders and surrender to F****ng East Timor! Do we still HAVE a Military, or are the Boy and Girl Scouts missing?

  14. Caveman on August 9th, 2010 1:45 pm

    Nick, I'm in the Navy and I have seen how the award selection process works. Much consideration is given to who got the award last year i.e. what kind of person got the award last year. Let me assure you, you are an idiot. You are seeing what you want to see while the rest of us know what we are looking at.

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