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From the Arizona State college newspaper:

ASU Army ROTC members run in heels to support sexual assault awareness month

ASU’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) hosted a “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event Monday to raise awareness against sexual violence and abuse in the community and the military. ROTC members sported heels and walked throughout the Tempe campus to draw attention to the cause.

By Sydney Greene | 04/20/15 5:36pm

Blisters, sweat and perhaps a little bit of blood was the sight at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex on Monday, when the men and women of ASU Army ROTC braved the Arizona heat to run in fabulous (and some not-so-fabulous) heels to raise awareness of sexual assault.

On Monday afternoon, ASU Army ROTC program hosted the event, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” which consisted of students in the ROTC program wearing heels and running 1.26 miles as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

History senior and ROTC member Tanner Bailey said despite the pain he felt running in heels, it was a great experience because he enjoyed running for an issue that was not just important for the military.

“(Sexual assault) is something that the Army has made very important recently,” Bailey said. “I didn’t mind running in shoes because of the message behind the event. I would definitely do it again.”

… When ASU Army ROTC decided to hold an event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it realized walking a mile in high heels would bring school-wide attention to such an important issue, ROTC Cdt./Corporal Alexis Johnson said.

“The purpose of the event is to create a basis of understanding about sexual violence, stigmas and rape culture in the military as well as in our community and to reinforce standards of behavior, active bystander mentality and to be peer advisers to one’s unit and community,” Johnson said. “By walking in heels, the hope is to instill standards of behavior that will resonate.”

Johnson said they chose this event because the powerful message of the heels would be best at capturing the community’s attention.

“The heels represent the rise of sexual assault within our community,” she said. “Though the heels may feel one-sided, only acknowledging that females suffer the horrors of rape and sexual assault, that is not the case. The event is a synopses of the problem that both men and women suffer in our community and society through the stigmas, rape culture and lack of respect and education.”

Ignatius J. Reilly comments upon this development here:

“Good grief. How many of the military leaders of the world may simply be deranged old sodomites acting out some fake fantasy role? Actually this might be quite beneficial to the world. It could mean an end to war forever. This could be the key to lasting peace. … The power-crazed leaders of the world would certainly be surprised to find that their military leaders and troops were masquerading sodomites who were only too eager to meet the masquerading sodomite armies of the other nations to have dances and balls and learn some foreign dance steps. …

Almost everyone else has had an opportunity to run the world. I cannot see why these people should not be given a chance. …

Their movement into power will be, in a sense, only a part of the global movement for opportunity, justice, and equality for all. (For example, can you name one good, practicing transvestite in the Senate? No! These people have been without representation long enough. Their plight is a national, a global disgrace.)

 
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  1. If they agreed to it, sucks to be them.

    At some point you must say no.

  2. Speaking of which:

    “WORLD EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Bruce Jenner seen wearing striped dress outside Malibu home”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/bruce-jenner-dons-dress-malibu-home-article-1.2193697

    “WATCH: Bruce Jenner Rides His Motorcycle After Getting Breast Implants”

    http://okmagazine.com/videos/bruce-jenner-breast-implants-motorcycle-ride-video/

  3. Somewhere or other, some foreign army is laughing its collective ass off.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
    "Somewhere or other, some foreign army is laughing its collective ass off."

    The Greeks?
    , @Retired
    True, they'll laugh until these soldiers show up and kill them in battle.
  4. I actually support the war on sexual assault.

    Feminists don’t target alpha dogs and good guys.

    They target loser guys and men that have no business talking to girls.

    No big deal. This is eugenics in action

    • Replies: @Marty T
    Jameis Winston is pretty alpha and they're after him.
  5. I’d say this is why Second Lt. Lawrence J. Franks Jr. went AWOL to join the French Foreign Legion.

  6. Will a big-time college football or basketball program ever do this?

    • Replies: @Honorary Thief
    Blacks are exempt.
    , @Marty T
    Check out the NFL in October...pink everywhere
  7. This is wrong on just so many levels. I cry for my country and for men and all the women and children who love men.

  8. This post reminded me of a line in the move From Here To Eternity, spoken by Sergeant Milt Warden of his spineless commanding officer Captain Holmes: “He’d strangle on his own spit if I weren’t here to swab out his throat for him.”

    • Replies: @Kylie

    This post reminded me of a line in the move From Here To Eternity, spoken by Sergeant Milt Warden of his spineless commanding officer Captain Holmes: “He’d strangle on his own spit if I weren’t here to swab out his throat for him.”
     
    This post reminded me of a line in the movie "Seven Days in May" spoken by the strong general to the weak POTUS: "You're not just a weak sister, Mr. President, you're a criminally weak sister. And if you want to talk about your oath of office, I'm here to tell you face to face, President Lyman, that you violated that oath when you stripped this country of its muscles - when you deliberately played upon the fear and fatigue of the people and told them they could remove that fear by the stroke of a pen."

    Of course, the general is the bad guy.
  9. It’s a test and it’s not about the shoes.

    The military wants submissive, trainable conformists.

    Like the kind of males who would submit to this test.

    These are good boys, they will do what they are told. They will fit in nicely.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    A true movement of gay liberation would call for the rule of a sodomite military class. Ritual sodomy of the masses.
    , @marty
    As far as I can tell this all started with the AIDS ribbon thing in baseball in the late '90's. Outside of the Giants' Mark Dewey, a marginal relief pitcher, not a single player openly opposed the "nothing wrong with buttsex" mind control. No generals involved there.
    , @schmenz
    Yes, you are right. They will do as they're told. Which is precisely what is wrong with this whole picture. And considering the ambitions of our new Empire of Chaos (h/t to Mr Escobar) it is a terribly frightening thing.

    In any event to degrade your manhood in this way is a very, very bad sign of a nation that has taken leave of its senses.
  10. bomag [AKA "doombuggy"] says:

    The female cadets spout all the proper lines.

    There must be a medal in there. Somewhere.

  11. Time was, walking about in heels anywhere but a bachelor party or the like would earn you a quick DD-214.

    While I’m at it, I should point out that I have yet to have explained to me the need that the Armed Forces have for women — being that it’s not a jobs program and all …

  12. Oh look at all those Goody Two Shoes.

    I cannot imagine anything like this at the time I spent in the Marine Corps. No officer or NCO would even think about it much less agree to it.

    Of course, in that older, better and truer America, we did not have a rape culture as we allegedly do with these Millenials.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Oh look at all those Goody Two Shoes.
     
    LOL! Until now, I never imagined any literal basis for the expression..
  13. @Rifleman
    It's a test and it's not about the shoes.

    The military wants submissive, trainable conformists.

    Like the kind of males who would submit to this test.

    These are good boys, they will do what they are told. They will fit in nicely.

    A true movement of gay liberation would call for the rule of a sodomite military class. Ritual sodomy of the masses.

  14. Because of the culture of rape within the military the best solution would be for women to avoid it altogether. Female enlistment should be outlawed for their own good.
    The article only quotes those who thought it was a good idea. Nobody thought different?

  15. These poor men were forced to do this. Women are not forced to wear high heels.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    No they weren't. The cadets should have handed those heels right back to their CO's. Why should I pay for pathetic weenies like this to be in my military?
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "These poor men were forced to do this."

    No, they were not. I doubt very seriously that participation was mandatory for all ASU ROTC cadets. And even if it were, they had the option to quit the ROTC, which they should have exercised, rather than submit to participating in a sort of publicly ritualized, ersatz sodomy.
    , @Prof. Woland
    Turn about is fair play.
  16. Corporal Klinger was just ahead of his time.

    The COs who ordered this violated a number of regulations, including hazing and uniform standards.

    • Replies: @unpc downunder
    The Corporal Klinger thing was a running joke based around the Catch 22 idea - you can't be evicted from the army based on insanity, since you have to be insane to be there in the first place.

    Klinger was pretending to be an eccentric autogynephiliac so he could out of the army, hence no one paid him the slightest attention, they'd seen it all before. Unfortunately, though plenty of people probably will pay attention to these pc herbs (submissive heterosexual liberals).
  17. Well, those heels go perfectly with the “time out” cards recruits can pull out when they get tired during basic training.

    But hey, we’re going to kill all future Enemies of America with drones, so, forget all this “warrior spirit” stuff and keep learning to work that joystick, right?

    • Replies: @Hepp
    Yeah, pretty much. I don't see any foreign threat to the US materializing anytime in the near future. It's a country of 300 million people. Wake me up if foreigners ever kill anywhere near as many people as domestic criminals.
    , @Chris Mallory
    "Time Out Cards" are a myth. They never existed.
    , @Truth
    Well, those heels go perfectly with the “time out” cards recruits can pull out when they get tired during basic training.

    The "stress card" thing was one of those old black-boot soldier, "you kids get off my lawn" fables.


    http://www.stripes.com/blogs/the-rumor-doctor/the-rumor-doctor-1.104348/did-the-army-ever-issue-stress-cards-to-recruits-1.151803
  18. @Twinkie
    Well, those heels go perfectly with the "time out" cards recruits can pull out when they get tired during basic training.

    But hey, we're going to kill all future Enemies of America with drones, so, forget all this "warrior spirit" stuff and keep learning to work that joystick, right?

    Yeah, pretty much. I don’t see any foreign threat to the US materializing anytime in the near future. It’s a country of 300 million people. Wake me up if foreigners ever kill anywhere near as many people as domestic criminals.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    I was being sarcastic.
  19. This guys explains how the ROTC guys are forced to do crap like this.
    http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/

  20. @attilathehen
    These poor men were forced to do this. Women are not forced to wear high heels.

    No they weren’t. The cadets should have handed those heels right back to their CO’s. Why should I pay for pathetic weenies like this to be in my military?

  21. It’s almost as if I’m supposed to believe that there are no laws or criminal statutes against rape.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    And o'course the rape is actual ly being done by the Usual Suspects. Maybe these dumb ass weenies should do a run dressed up like hip hop gangstas?
  22. @Anon
    Somewhere or other, some foreign army is laughing its collective ass off.

    “Somewhere or other, some foreign army is laughing its collective ass off.”

    The Greeks?

  23. Those shoes are what Renee Russo’s character in “Get Shorty” would have called “f-ck me pumps”. How fitting a choice for this form of rape by ritual humiliation. Feminists are always calling out the “she was asking for it because she was dressed like a whore” argument, advocating that a woman can dress as provocatively as she pleases and expect to not arouse the slightest interest from a man. I think these poor benighted “soldiers” may actually have drunk that Kool-Aid. They seem not to care how idiotic they look and how much they are humiliating themselves. I do believe in this case that they “are (truly) asking for it”, disdain, that is.

  24. @Jim Sweeney
    Oh look at all those Goody Two Shoes.

    I cannot imagine anything like this at the time I spent in the Marine Corps. No officer or NCO would even think about it much less agree to it.

    Of course, in that older, better and truer America, we did not have a rape culture as we allegedly do with these Millenials.

    Oh look at all those Goody Two Shoes.

    LOL! Until now, I never imagined any literal basis for the expression..

  25. Wow, it only took four years from the repeal of DADT to have cadets in drag. This kind of thing made getting out of the army an easy decision.

    One of my SERE instructors summed it up thusly:
    “Back in my day, you could smoke cigarettes in the barracks, but not pole. Now they don’t give a shit if you smoke pole in the barracks, but cigarettes will get you an Article 15. Crazy shit…”

  26. @Boomstick
    Corporal Klinger was just ahead of his time.

    The COs who ordered this violated a number of regulations, including hazing and uniform standards.

    The Corporal Klinger thing was a running joke based around the Catch 22 idea – you can’t be evicted from the army based on insanity, since you have to be insane to be there in the first place.

    Klinger was pretending to be an eccentric autogynephiliac so he could out of the army, hence no one paid him the slightest attention, they’d seen it all before. Unfortunately, though plenty of people probably will pay attention to these pc herbs (submissive heterosexual liberals).

  27. @countenance
    It's almost as if I'm supposed to believe that there are no laws or criminal statutes against rape.

    And o’course the rape is actual ly being done by the Usual Suspects. Maybe these dumb ass weenies should do a run dressed up like hip hop gangstas?

  28. Queer Eye for the G.I.

    Somewhere in China, there’s a tough-as-nails colonel of intelligence, taking a long drag on a cigarette and whispering to himself “Excellent………”

    • Replies: @BurplesonAFB
    I think you mean

    Excellent... Zhang, increase our headcount in the tumblr battalion
     
  29. ah, yes, here we go again with the upper class teaching the young people what Real Leftism Is All About.

    Yes, kids, the rich and powerful are telling you that Real Leftism is all about sexual assault and gay rights and triggers and white race guilt etc. But Real Leftism is most definitely not about workers rights or about more vacation time like they have in europe or about universal healthcare like they have in europe or a strong welfare state like they have in europe or about progressive taxation like they have in europe or about immigration’s depressing effect on wages.

    Nope. Real Leftism is about gay rights and gay weddings and sexual assault and about racial sensitivity and sexual assault.

    The fact that the upper class is diverting potential Leftist activists away from issues that might harm the upper class and towards activities that help the upper class, well, that is merely a coincidence.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Real Leftism is about sheer naked power, and nothing else.
  30. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Jimmy Choo stamping on a human face — forever.

  31. In those heels, they’re asking for it…

  32. Steve: OT. I think you should take some time to really reflect on and explore how you can magnify the influence of your ideas and your very entertaining and illuminating writing style. You’re not getting any younger and if you slow down or, God forbid, we lose you, it will be a great, great loss. You might think your legacy will be to gently nudge a few guys at the periphery with marginal positions of power like Ross Douthat. Perhaps you are underestimating the possibilities of mass appeal of some of your ideas. You just can’t be so very upfront about them. You need front men/ front ladies.

    Following are some thoughts on the subject.

    (1) We live in a multimedia age. Someone needs to produce some viral (1 M+ followers and views) Youtube videos that get across some of your ideas. Off the top of my head:

    (a) Imagine a panglossian young white guy who goes around talking to everyone about how great the world is and how great everything is going to be. He’s always happy and upbeat and smiling. And he tells everyone he knows about how great the future is going to be. About how we’re going to close the Achievement Gap and how millions of new immigrants will settle in the US and Europe and how great that is. And about how everyone gonna be brown. But everyone he meets replies with discouraging facts (they’re all iSteve fans, apparently). But in the end they all laugh and hug it out and it’s all good, white boy. Maybe that’s the name, “It’s All Good, White Boy”.

    (b) There might be a lot of humor in the “circular firing squad” of the left. You get a group together composed of a scrawny effeminate white guy, a Jew, a brawny black dude, a lesbian, and a white emo chick. And a couple Hispanic guys. And a billionaire. They go around trying to do things as a group, like walk a dog or rent an apartment or buy lunch. Comedy ensues.

    (c) Go around interviewing black people on the street about black unemployment and immigration policy.

    (d) Have a standing weekly skit where a guy impersonating Jon Stewart reads an NYT article while exchanging the words “black” with “white”, “US” with “Israel”, etc. I think the “US”/”Israel” one would be best.

    (e) Have an “In Which Country?” skit where you quiz people on

    (f) Have a weekly “All the News that’s Unfit to Print” skit where you tell people about stories the NYT decided NOT to cover. E.g., the rest of the story on Haven Monahan.

    (2) Just to demonstrate that (1) is not as infeasible as it might sound: The “So You’re About to become a Minority” video has been circulating. It’s on Huffpo. This video is really not bad for our side at all: its name says most of what needs to be said. And many will view the video, think a lot of the claims are either way outdated or exaggerated, and perhaps wonder just where the exaggeration and humiliation of the majority will end. As you’ve pointed out, much of the left is basically self-parodying. You just need to make more enthusiastic and earnest videos about their ideas and you’ll likely nail it.

    (3) Although this wouldn’t be popular with everyone, I think the Unz Report would be much more effective if it basically just made 20 or 30 iSteve clones and shredded mainstream articles all day long. You write on many topics, but in my opinion, your most compelling pieces are the ones in which you eviscerate MSM news and opinion articles. (Always fun.) I’d focus a lot of resources on that one area. Whose your target? Individual MSM journalists. Especially NYT reporters. Called out by name. Mock and humiliate their incompetence and dishonesty in pretty much the same way Jon Stewart goes after Fox News hosts and Republicans every night. Try to produce some clips or stories that will be picked up by Fox News or even go viral on social networks. Eventually, they’ll be cowed into submission just enough to temper the arrogance and boldness of their dishonesty (almost always dishonesty of omission), just as the left has done to so many on the right.

    (4) Have you tried to build up some connections with some wealthy patrons? I know Ron Unz is loaded, but there might be others as well. Money can really go a long way to funding some early career multimedia/creative types who want to take a shot at making some subversive viral content.

    (5) Have you reached out to some similarly-minded fringe folks like Mencius Moldbug, Eliezer Yudkowsky, and others in Silicon Valley? (I know, very different, but perhaps allies.) Lots of money, talent, and initiative there. I wonder if Peter Thiel and you would get along.

    (6) You need to find a way to help train, advise, or otherwise help the careers of a number of acolytes. You need to mentor some people. And that’ll require networking. If you try hard enough, you might be able to make something very important happen here.

  33. @Hepp
    Yeah, pretty much. I don't see any foreign threat to the US materializing anytime in the near future. It's a country of 300 million people. Wake me up if foreigners ever kill anywhere near as many people as domestic criminals.

    I was being sarcastic.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    I was being sarcastic.
     
    Yeah, but it's true. U.S. military engagements last decade were all about force protection, not enemy killing, that was secondary. Drone warfare, robot soldiers, et al. This is the future of the U.S. military. For humans it will continue growing as a huge jobs program and the source of good benefits. Still, the now and future female and effeminate military leaders will be paid $80k/year to study Clausewitz and Sun Tzu at war colleges in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island (and if they are reserves, they will be paid by their employer as well-- e.g., police/fire dept., defense contractor-- while on military leave). It's a great scam and that's why I'm seeing more and more East Indians/immigrants signing up to "serve". Your tax dollars are educating Indian dentists and providing weapons to Saudi Arabia.
  34. Surely the real point is that they are mostly (all) white?

    Its to reinforce the association that white = rapist. And to humiliate them as well of course.

  35. After seeing this, Lindsey Graham’s “love” for the military just spiked up a whole other level.

  36. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie
    I was being sarcastic.

    I was being sarcastic.

    Yeah, but it’s true. U.S. military engagements last decade were all about force protection, not enemy killing, that was secondary. Drone warfare, robot soldiers, et al. This is the future of the U.S. military. For humans it will continue growing as a huge jobs program and the source of good benefits. Still, the now and future female and effeminate military leaders will be paid $80k/year to study Clausewitz and Sun Tzu at war colleges in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island (and if they are reserves, they will be paid by their employer as well– e.g., police/fire dept., defense contractor– while on military leave). It’s a great scam and that’s why I’m seeing more and more East Indians/immigrants signing up to “serve”. Your tax dollars are educating Indian dentists and providing weapons to Saudi Arabia.

  37. Black Men would never do this. One of the many reasons why white girls are rejecting suite guys

    • Replies: @e
    Not so. On another blog is a pic of a different group of cadets and one of them is a young, strapping black guy. I tried posting the pic here and was unsuccessful.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "Black Men would never do this. One of the many reasons why white girls are rejecting suite guys..."

    I'm not sure what a "suite guy" is, but there's pretty clearly a Black guy in red heels, on the left side of the pic. He's wearing a brown shirt, and camo pants.
  38. In the future, everyone will be in a Monty Python skit for fifteen minutes.

  39. @iSteveFan
    Will a big-time college football or basketball program ever do this?

    Blacks are exempt.

  40. @Twinkie
    Well, those heels go perfectly with the "time out" cards recruits can pull out when they get tired during basic training.

    But hey, we're going to kill all future Enemies of America with drones, so, forget all this "warrior spirit" stuff and keep learning to work that joystick, right?

    “Time Out Cards” are a myth. They never existed.

  41. Yes, this is idiotic, but it is no more idiotic than any thing else they make recruits do. It is just as pointless as folding your t-shirt into a 4″ square or being forced to iron and starch your BDUs, even though said BDUs have a tag that says “DO NOT STARCH”.

  42. @Mr. Anon
    Queer Eye for the G.I.

    Somewhere in China, there's a tough-as-nails colonel of intelligence, taking a long drag on a cigarette and whispering to himself "Excellent........."

    I think you mean

    Excellent… Zhang, increase our headcount in the tumblr battalion

  43. @Auntie Analogue
    This post reminded me of a line in the move From Here To Eternity, spoken by Sergeant Milt Warden of his spineless commanding officer Captain Holmes: "He'd strangle on his own spit if I weren't here to swab out his throat for him."

    This post reminded me of a line in the move From Here To Eternity, spoken by Sergeant Milt Warden of his spineless commanding officer Captain Holmes: “He’d strangle on his own spit if I weren’t here to swab out his throat for him.”

    This post reminded me of a line in the movie “Seven Days in May” spoken by the strong general to the weak POTUS: “You’re not just a weak sister, Mr. President, you’re a criminally weak sister. And if you want to talk about your oath of office, I’m here to tell you face to face, President Lyman, that you violated that oath when you stripped this country of its muscles – when you deliberately played upon the fear and fatigue of the people and told them they could remove that fear by the stroke of a pen.”

    Of course, the general is the bad guy.

  44. I am guessing Lindsey Graham is behind this. Pun intended.

  45. @Anonymous
    Black Men would never do this. One of the many reasons why white girls are rejecting suite guys

    Not so. On another blog is a pic of a different group of cadets and one of them is a young, strapping black guy. I tried posting the pic here and was unsuccessful.

  46. @Rifleman
    It's a test and it's not about the shoes.

    The military wants submissive, trainable conformists.

    Like the kind of males who would submit to this test.

    These are good boys, they will do what they are told. They will fit in nicely.

    As far as I can tell this all started with the AIDS ribbon thing in baseball in the late ’90’s. Outside of the Giants’ Mark Dewey, a marginal relief pitcher, not a single player openly opposed the “nothing wrong with buttsex” mind control. No generals involved there.

  47. These guys are ten times more worthy of respect than a bunch of old cranks on the internet

  48. As someone who graduated from ROTC (the navy version ’86), there SHOULD be a unit commanding officer right now waiting for a phone call from the higher ups discussing his preferred “retirement day”…but alas the Pentagon is probably so far down the Culti-Marxi road that this breach will be ignored or lauded…

    • Replies: @Horzabky
    Actually, there is one : Major Michelle Bravo.
    https://militaryscience.clas.asu.edu/maj-michelle-bravo

    She'll retire this year and create women's shoes. You can't make this up:
    https://www.facebook.com/CVEVetbiz/posts/1609190155984417

    She said:

    “I want to strengthen femininity in the military, and this is one way we can start doing that”
    http://www.statepress.com/article/2015/01/army-major-helps-women-veterans-through-clothing-design-business/

    To be honest, she wasn't referring to the high-heel walk, but to her future shoe business. But wasn't the high-heel event supposed to "strengthen femininity in the military", too?

    She tried to cover her rear by saying that the cadets themselves planned and decided the high-heel event. Meanwhile, Bravo's superiors are covering their rears, too:

    "Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, the cadets’ commanding general, did not direct how the units would do so, and had other events as options, (Lt. Col. Paul) Haverstick said."
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/04/22/army-to-review-decision-to-have-male-cadets-wear-high-heels/
  49. @attilathehen
    These poor men were forced to do this. Women are not forced to wear high heels.

    “These poor men were forced to do this.”

    No, they were not. I doubt very seriously that participation was mandatory for all ASU ROTC cadets. And even if it were, they had the option to quit the ROTC, which they should have exercised, rather than submit to participating in a sort of publicly ritualized, ersatz sodomy.

  50. @Anonymous
    Black Men would never do this. One of the many reasons why white girls are rejecting suite guys

    “Black Men would never do this. One of the many reasons why white girls are rejecting suite guys…”

    I’m not sure what a “suite guy” is, but there’s pretty clearly a Black guy in red heels, on the left side of the pic. He’s wearing a brown shirt, and camo pants.

  51. @Rifleman
    It's a test and it's not about the shoes.

    The military wants submissive, trainable conformists.

    Like the kind of males who would submit to this test.

    These are good boys, they will do what they are told. They will fit in nicely.

    Yes, you are right. They will do as they’re told. Which is precisely what is wrong with this whole picture. And considering the ambitions of our new Empire of Chaos (h/t to Mr Escobar) it is a terribly frightening thing.

    In any event to degrade your manhood in this way is a very, very bad sign of a nation that has taken leave of its senses.

  52. Wally [AKA "BobbyBeGood"] says: • Website

    I find it informative how cultural Marxist ideas are being incorporated into the rationales for maintaining US militarism.

    You know the lines:
    ‘We bomb, destroy, invade, and occupy to help the women’; ‘We are removing those who want to deprive Americans of their rights’, etc.

    Of course while all this is going on we are killing countless numbers of innocent women and we are losing more and more of our constitutional rights.

    choice:

    The cultural Marxists are being played like a drum.
    or:
    This is real agenda behind leftist behavior.

  53. These soldiers didn’t refuse this order, and they wouldn’t refuse an order to shoot us either.

  54. Now I know why I would never fit well in the Army: unlike these *fabulous* ROTC boys, I look very unattractive in G.I. red pumps.

  55. Do not join the military.

  56. @Anon
    Somewhere or other, some foreign army is laughing its collective ass off.

    True, they’ll laugh until these soldiers show up and kill them in battle.

  57. ROTC guys mostly disappear after college. Or end up in reserves.

    The US military is grossly over Officer’ed.

    And, we have no bona fide military threats. For the modest possible threats, we have Marines and various elite troops. Even a half assed deployment is enough to disenchant the hangers on.

    Even for an old fashioned brutal war, the number of troops doing actual killing is surprisingly small. You need lots of logistics people and support troops. And if desirable, those positions can always be outsourced.

    Regardless of how stupid it is, there is huge downside and absolutely no upside from NOT coming out STRONGLY against rape. Even most rapists are very likely against rape. This explains a lot of the idiocy by males at UVA. Find someone and throw them under the bus, innocent or guilty. Especially if they might be guilty.

  58. I think y’all are overreacting to this. These “walk a mile in her shoes” events have been going on for years in the South. Fraternities host them a lot, and they are definitely not being pressured into it. I don’t think they see it as doing something politically correct either. It’s kinda something that shows they are so masculine they are not threatened to wear heels for the cause. It’s a little bit like “ugliest man on campus” contests at high schools. The actual gay and effeminate men don’t enter them. I doubt those in particular are still held, though.

  59. I remember crap like this being done as part of some hazing ritual when you had passed some milestone in your military career, but it wasn’t mandatory nor was it ordered by your commanding officer. I myself always refused to undergo those humiliating hazing rituals, but most enlisted guys submitted to them.

  60. @leftist conservative
    ah, yes, here we go again with the upper class teaching the young people what Real Leftism Is All About.

    Yes, kids, the rich and powerful are telling you that Real Leftism is all about sexual assault and gay rights and triggers and white race guilt etc. But Real Leftism is most definitely not about workers rights or about more vacation time like they have in europe or about universal healthcare like they have in europe or a strong welfare state like they have in europe or about progressive taxation like they have in europe or about immigration's depressing effect on wages.

    Nope. Real Leftism is about gay rights and gay weddings and sexual assault and about racial sensitivity and sexual assault.

    The fact that the upper class is diverting potential Leftist activists away from issues that might harm the upper class and towards activities that help the upper class, well, that is merely a coincidence.

    Real Leftism is about sheer naked power, and nothing else.

  61. @Anonymous
    I actually support the war on sexual assault.

    Feminists don't target alpha dogs and good guys.

    They target loser guys and men that have no business talking to girls.

    No big deal. This is eugenics in action

    Jameis Winston is pretty alpha and they’re after him.

  62. America needs Col. Bat Guano to clean house:

    It’s too late though. Those red high heels were just training those ROTC boys to staff the next Abu Ghraib in Ukraine somewhere. The “mutiny of preverts” succeeded and everyone knows it. Ukraine at the crossroads between the West and Russia:

  63. @iSteveFan
    Will a big-time college football or basketball program ever do this?

    Check out the NFL in October…pink everywhere

  64. US Green Berets winning hearts and minds in the year 2021:

  65. @attilathehen
    These poor men were forced to do this. Women are not forced to wear high heels.

    Turn about is fair play.

  66. @Farenheit
    As someone who graduated from ROTC (the navy version '86), there SHOULD be a unit commanding officer right now waiting for a phone call from the higher ups discussing his preferred "retirement day"...but alas the Pentagon is probably so far down the Culti-Marxi road that this breach will be ignored or lauded...

    Actually, there is one : Major Michelle Bravo.
    https://militaryscience.clas.asu.edu/maj-michelle-bravo

    She’ll retire this year and create women’s shoes. You can’t make this up:
    https://www.facebook.com/CVEVetbiz/posts/1609190155984417

    She said:

    “I want to strengthen femininity in the military, and this is one way we can start doing that”
    http://www.statepress.com/article/2015/01/army-major-helps-women-veterans-through-clothing-design-business/

    To be honest, she wasn’t referring to the high-heel walk, but to her future shoe business. But wasn’t the high-heel event supposed to “strengthen femininity in the military”, too?

    She tried to cover her rear by saying that the cadets themselves planned and decided the high-heel event. Meanwhile, Bravo’s superiors are covering their rears, too:

    “Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, the cadets’ commanding general, did not direct how the units would do so, and had other events as options, (Lt. Col. Paul) Haverstick said.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/04/22/army-to-review-decision-to-have-male-cadets-wear-high-heels/

  67. @Twinkie
    Well, those heels go perfectly with the "time out" cards recruits can pull out when they get tired during basic training.

    But hey, we're going to kill all future Enemies of America with drones, so, forget all this "warrior spirit" stuff and keep learning to work that joystick, right?

    Well, those heels go perfectly with the “time out” cards recruits can pull out when they get tired during basic training.

    The “stress card” thing was one of those old black-boot soldier, “you kids get off my lawn” fables.

    http://www.stripes.com/blogs/the-rumor-doctor/the-rumor-doctor-1.104348/did-the-army-ever-issue-stress-cards-to-recruits-1.151803

  68. The military is the perfect Trojan Horse for leftism. Any Cultural Marxist/SJW objective can be implemented in the military, and conservatives will be expected to salute and click their (high?) heels.

    Hence the enthusiasm among amnesty proponents to get Dreamers into uniform. They may be foreign lawbreakers now, sure, but once they’re saluting Old Glory they’ll be glorious patriotic heroes, immune to criticism from cowardly civilians. How dare anyone suggest that such troops would be mere mercenaries on a par with enlistees in the French Foreign Legion?!

    I suppose this is the culmination of the neoconservative ascendancy on the right: the direction of patriotic conservative instincts toward a state-controlled institution whose mission and nature are shaped by the Ruling Class.

    I’m generally pro-military. I want my country to win its wars, even the silly ones. I appreciate the people who serve, especially the ones at the bloody end of the spear.

    And yet, I can’t help but think that the military is just a great blind spot for many conservative-minded people. Any institution under Ruling Class control should be viewed with at least some skepticism.

  69. “The purpose of the event is to create a basis of understanding about sexual violence, stigmas and rape culture in the military as well as in our community and to reinforce standards of behavior, active bystander mentality and to be peer advisers to one’s unit and community,” Johnson said. “By walking in heels, the hope is to instill standards of behavior that will resonate.”

    What an insufferable slurry of SJW-inflected corporate-HR buzzwords. Just savor the density of passive-aggressive Nice White Lady progressive cant in that paragraph. It’s beyond parody.

    By the way, whose idea was it to have women in the military? It takes a lot of chutzpah to insist on bringing women into a high-testosterone, traditionally male institution and then complain that the culture isn’t feminine and sensitive enough. Heads I win, tails you lose.

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