The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. (Army Orders Soldiers to Wear Fake Breasts and ‘Empathy’ Bellies|Fox Nation)
How in the name of George Patton has the U.S. Army that I remember devolved from 50-yard low crawls through cold mud and muck and 18-mile night marches to “empathy bellies” and phoney boobies?
This week, 14 non-commissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers.
Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York.
Developed by the Army in 2008, the course includes aerobics classes, pool sessions and classroom studies on the physiology of pregnant women. The NCOs learn special exercises for pregnant women, who shouldn’t push themselves too hard or participate in high-impact activities such as snowboarding, bungee jumping or horse riding, York said.
During the training, each NCO must wear the pregnancy simulator for at least an hour. (Stars and Stripes)
Snowboarding, bungee jumping or horse riding?? Pregnancy simulations?? If this is the sort of thing that now goes on in the ranks, I shudder to think of the kinds of empathy exercises soon to be mandated by the liberal lunatics in charge in order to accommodate the gay blades now free to practice the preferences that only a few short months ago would have earned them a rapid discharge, pardon the expression.
Today’s Army. Be all you can be—and less.