Political Correctness at the Navy? All Four ‘Sailor of the Year’ Winners are Women

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:


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.

Author: Doug Powers

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