Monday in “Biden’s World,” President Joe Biden announced that his administration is focused on ostensibly improving the military by making it more friendly to women.
Some of the ongoing projects, according to the president, include updating the military’s requirements for hairstyles and designing “maternity flight suits.”
“Some of it’s relatively straightforward work where we’re making good progress: designing body armor that fits women properly, tailoring combat uniforms for women, creating maternity flight suits, updating requirements for their hairstyles,” he said.
“And and some of it is going to take an intensity of purpose and mission to really change the culture and habits that cause women to leave the military,” he added.
Listen to the remarks below:
The remarks were made on International Women’s Day during the same speech in which the president forgot the name of his defense secretary and was forced therefore to describe him simply as “the guy who runs that outfit over there.”
The part about “maternity flight suits” raised some questions.
“Maternity flight suits”
Wtf are we doing?
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 8, 2021
I know a young Blackhawk pilot who was sent back to her home base from Afghanistan when she learned she was pregnant. Pregnant women don’t fly in combat zones. Maternity flight suits shouldn’t be a thing.
— Jean Wilkinson (@jeanmaireAK) March 9, 2021
Literally turning the military into a joke
— GM 👌 (@Anderology) March 9, 2021
Maternity flight suits? What about equipping flights with cribs, baby food and diapers.
— Devi (@kam_devi) March 9, 2021
Did… did I hear that correctly?
Maternity flight suits??? FML….
— Just Me (@ShantzShantz) March 9, 2021
Why are we putting pregnant women in “maternity flight suits” just send em home and give em maternity pay
— Token Cold Gym friend (@CDmahn) March 8, 2021
“Maternity Flight Suits?”
Pregnant Women do not belong in the cockpit of an aircraft, especially if they are flying over a combat zone.. The G-force alone can cause severe damage to the pilot & the child.
— James (@JamesHa77433215) March 9, 2021
So the goal is being able to drop pregnant women into enemy territory & make sure their hair looks great! “Creating maternity flight suits & updating requirements for their hairstyles.” He doesn’t even know where he is. Unstable! This administration will be death to America. https://t.co/KVxvqJ1liX
— Tammy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@Tammy0722) March 9, 2021
However, the plan to develop maternity suits actually precedes Biden’s presidency.
“In September 2019 the Air Force updated its policy to reduce restrictions on pregnant aviators who perform flight duties and have uncomplicated pregnancies. This update allows many women the choice to keep performing flight duties during their pregnancy, maintain currency, and prevent postpartum re-qualification training,” according to a news briefing from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
To make this possible, the military began “the development of a novel one-piece maternity flight suit for female aviators that will accommodate them throughout the entire pregnancy. It is being designed with extra fabric in front and adjustment tabs on the side to allow for growth. Currently, the uniform is undergoing a number of tests, to include burn and extended wear testing.”
So the idea isn’t to provide pregnant women with protection so that they may be dropped into enemy territory during wartime, as some have suggested, but rather to make it so that pregnant women can continue performing regular flight duties.
The part of Biden’s speech about “requirements for their hairstyles” also provoked some concern and irritation.
“Updating requirements for their hairstyles.”
Stop Joe, just stop pic.twitter.com/ChnbWOll2H
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 8, 2021
Can the men have beards yet
— Buffalo Williams (@_dalton____) March 8, 2021
While China is building up their military and getting ready to take over the world, Joe Biden is trying to figure out how to work with women’s hairstyles!
This is freaking pathetic!
To those who voted for a man with Alzheimer’s, you deserve a China take over! #Tucker
— Peppy_Dallas (Parler PeppyDallas) (@Peggy__Dallas) March 10, 2021
@JoeBiden Bozo Biden is upgrading our military women’s hairstyles as the Chinese have increased their naval ships to more than the US while making sure their boys are masculine & tough! @USNavy @RepJimBanks @canine2 @rigatoni7 @GOPLeader @seanhannity
— Frank (@Frank38328140) March 10, 2021
Biden now wants maternity flight suits, and update of hairstyle requirements. He obviously has no clue what uniformity is. What the hell is wrong with this guy?
— Steve Manning (@SteveManning49) March 10, 2021
The concern over hairstyles is apparently rooted in racial grievance.
As reported by Military.com in December, the issue exploded around that time, “with men and women alike calling for change and describing what they view as broken and antiquated policies that put unnecessary burdens on women who serve.”
“Nicole Kirschmann, a career Army civilian, said on her personal Twitter account that she believed the service should allow women to wear ponytails and take into consideration different textures and types of hair,” according to Military.com.
“Having ‘grooming standards that show sensitivity to the cultural and ethnic diversity already present in our Army would go a long way in ‘walking the talk’ about diversity and inclusion,” she reportedly said in a statement.
And with someone who’s obsessed with so-called “diversity” now in office, it’s no surprise that the military is now focusing on hairstyles and nail polish versus on strength. And yes, that’s hairstyles AND nail polish.
“Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. … Army leaders announced Tuesday that they are loosening restrictions on various grooming and hairstyle rules, as service leaders try to address longstanding complaints, particularly from women,” HuffPost reported in late January.
“The changes, which also expand allowances for earrings and hair highlights and dyes, are particularly responsive to women of various ethnicities, and will allow greater flexibility for braids, twists, cornrows and other styles more natural for their hair.”
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