Regarding the Dec. 19 letters, “Sexual assault in the armed forces”:
Wasn’t it the oft-presented premise that women would do as good or better job in some areas as men in the military, and would therefore be treated as equals?
But in addition to bodily strength, hasn’t rape always been mostly a crime of power of some men over most women, therefore a known and greatly significant eventuality in our military?
But whether or not a Navy ship might be termed or become a “floating brothel,” the potential for that opinion was directly created by the ignorance of the political correctness crowd, which always seems to put thoughts of goodness in front of common sense.
Still, one solution might be to “man” some ships with women only and keep them from docking at ports with other Navy ships.
Of course, there would still be militarily “inappropriate” behavior on women-only ships, right?
But I digress.
— Richard M. Holbrook,