I am sure a few of the male swabee's looked at that photo and thought "sandwich".
Good for those swabelle's to be able to just be normal, and move on.
I think I see the problem here...
The video and and story are important because its a first time event, not because of what it is on its face, but because its a symbol for a changed military and world. Its a sign of the times and a preview of what will shortly become normal. As for many conservatives here who don't care, they should acknowledge its symbolism and then move on. I can understand if you don't really care because you never supported the removal of DADT, and even if you still don't support its removal, you cannot deny the importance of these kind of stories in the first few months DADT is repealed. Like I said, they are a sign of the changing times and eventually, and quickly, they will not be newsworthy .
They are important because it shows people what is different now, the problem for many here though is that all that's changed is now female Sailors are kissing each other at homecomings, there's not a thing to complain about as to why DADT shouldn't have been repealed because so far there are NO damaging effects on the military.
Maybe an opinion from a conservative that can write better than I can, but I agree with, can explain it better...
Do yourself a favor, keep an open mind, and read the whole article.It must have been a slow news day in the world because the coverage given the welcome home "first kiss" by lesbian sailors made it on more than 500 newspapers and websites around the world.
Did anyone ask what the big deal was? Guess not. Which leads one to conclude that the coverage was based on the titillation a same sex kiss by females engenders rather than any legitimate news angle.
Remember the coverage given the full on kiss by Madonna and Britney Spears at the VMA Awards show in 2007? A Google search finds more than 28,000 hits for that TV moment. The hypersexualization of our teens now includes images and messages saying that its OK for young females to engage in this kind of activity. "I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It" - a big hit for Katy Perry -and songs like it send clear message that not only is it "normal" behavior for teens, but that boys get sexually aroused watching it.
Why was this dockside lesbian kiss such a huge story? I can't recall the traditional Navy "first kiss" between heterosexuals getting this kind of media overkill. Maybe because a lesbian first kiss had never been covered by the news media before? Does that in and of itself make it news? Not hardly.The Washington Post really lost perspective and gushed that the lesbian kiss rivaled the iconic "VJ-Day" kiss in Times Square, a photo that has been seared into the American consciousness and has represented inexpressible joy and heartfelt emotion for more than 60 years.
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