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You keep mentioning the people who brought it up, but ignoring that the knuckle draggers couldn't have brought it up at all if the USN had decided to apply a "Fox News" filter to their thinking, just like the CAF applies the "Globe and Mail" test. How will this look when Fox News decides to talk about it? Not good? Then it's likely not a great idea... As much as you and I may not agree with Fox news, they are still the largest news broadcaster int he US, and they have massive influence, particularly among the demographics historically most likely to join the USN.@Furniture No, I didn't miss your point, I just think it's only polarizing because opportunistic leaches are turning it into an issue, not because it's new. They also only raised it in May after the program was done, and he was only one person in the program, not the whole program.
Men doing drag performances has a storied history in militaries across the world, so it's actually a tradition at this point. YN2 Kelly isn't doing anything new or groundbreaking in uniform, and is still proudly serving from what I understand.
And frankly if someone finds a dude in a dress is intolerable for someone they are likely too inflexible and easily offended to be of much actual use. How many years of actual service do the senators that signed the letter have?
Also, you mention the historical drag shows, which if done today would see the CAF destroyed in the media for perpetuating negative stereotypes of women and the LGBTQ2+ community. The system wasn't exactly championing the rights of gay men in the military back then...