First Woman on a Fast Attack Sub Raises Interesting Question
Even though neither President Trump nor Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued any kind of “gay pride month” proclamations, quite a few lower level military units are proceeding with such celebrations anyway. In that spirit, Ashley Broadway’s American Military Partner Association, a homosexual activist group, recently posted a picture to its Facebook page of the “first woman to report to a fast attack submarine.”
In the picture, then-LtJG Kara Smith sports a hat from the USS Virginia. In 2015, the Navy said a different fast attack submarine — the USS Minnesota — had the first female submariner, though it did not name any of the women on either of the two subs to first host both genders. It would seem there may be a few details missing.
Still, in the never-ending search for “firsts,” now-Lieutenant Smith does seem to be the first homosexual woman to report aboard a fast attack submarine, which begs an interesting question.
The US Navy went through at least a little thought on organizing submarines to provide some degree of segregation and privacy between the sexes once women were allowed onboard. The reason for such accommodations is obvious, even if not politically correct. (The need for privacy was highlighted not long thereafter.)
Now, what degree of segregation and privacy is provided to the heterosexual women on the submarines? The need for such accommodations should be obvious, even if not politically correct.
By now it should go without saying that life is substantially less complicated if men and women follow the natural order — that is, God’s order. (In fact, in the New Testament Jesus made this point almost explicitly.) Put another way, as every parent knows, it sometimes takes children awhile to learn this lesson: it’s easier to “stick to the plan” than it is to recover after deviating from it.
Or, to mangle a quote from Jeff Goldblum:
We were so preoccupied with whether or not we could, we didn’t stop to think if we should.
And now that we have, we have to figure out how to deal with the repercussions of it.
It would seem the submarines just became a bit more cramped.
Ladies and gentlemen, your United States Navy.