The Navy remains mystified why there is resentment towards women in the service. Well, for those Navy leaders too stupid to figure it out, the answer is that the service habitually shows favoritism towards women and gives them special treatment. Here’s the latest example.
The Navy has declared that non-deployable sailors will be evaluated for separation from the service. (1) Hey, that makes sense and ComNavOps fully supports that. After all, the Navy is a sea-going organization, at its core, and those who can’t deploy are a liability and a burden that has to be compensated for by those who can deploy.
Of course, what exception was immediately carved out of the non-deployable policy? You know, right? Pregnant women, of course.
Now, pregnancy is not something you catch, like the common cold. It’s not something that just happens, like an accident. Pregnancy is a choice. Pregnancy is a self-inflicted condition. Correct me if I’m wrong about this but it’s a violation of the UCMJ (Article 115) to cause a self-inflicted injury that prevents a service member from carrying out their duty. How is pregnancy any different?
Pregnancy is different because it involves women. Women are coddled, catered to, and favored via policy, both formal and informal, in the military. Is it any wonder that there is so much resentment towards women?
Rather not ship out on your next deployment?
- If you’re a man, tough luck.
- If you’re a woman, get pregnant.
The military claims equality for women but every policy that’s implemented favors women and offers them special treatment.
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If the Navy wants to be taken seriously with regards to women then women have to be treated equally. Pregnancy should be grounds for court-martial and separation.
Fun fact: Roughly 9% of the women in the military are pregnant. (4)
Fun fact: The Military Health website states that 13.1% of Women Of Child Bearing Potential (WOCBP – yes, that’s an actual category) had a least one “pregnancy related event”. (5)
(1)Navy Times website, “Navy warns sailors who can’t deploy that they will be reviewed for involuntary separation”, Mark Faram,
(2)Navy Times, “Go To Sea Or Go Home”, Mark Faram,
(4)Calculated: Ref (3) cites 1.3M active duty personnel across all services with women making up around 17%. Ref (2) cites 20,000 women pregnant in the services, currently. Thus, around 221,000 women serving making the pregnancy rate around 9%.