No Lives Matter
I've just checked it out with a friend; apparently in the IDF homosexuals that feel uncomfortable are allowed to ask their unit's commander, who is committed to secrecy by the IDF law, for special shower times, and apparently that's very common.
Besides that there's nothing stopping a gay person from showering with his own sex.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Like I've said before, if someone being openly homosexual is a problem to someone in the unit. It is not the homosexuals problem, it is the person who is uncomfortable. They need to get over their irrational homophobia, and be professionals. If they can't get over it, then they are the one causing the problem, and should be discharged.
I went to a college that had lots of gays. Sure there were a few that hung out in the varsity locker facility steam room but the vast majority of gay guys were respectfully. They wouldn't leer at you or ogle you just like when my suitemate's oh so hot girlfriend was spending the night in his room we didn't hit on her or ogle her when she used the bathroom or took a shower. We all treated her like our sister not the stunning ballerina with a body to die for (our suitemate was a gymnast and dancer --they were a great pair)
Plenty of gay high school students have showered with no issues in the last 30 years and were openly gay in many schools.
No Lives Matter
I personally don't have an issue with it.
I'd feel better if this issue waited for the Pentagon to finish studying it; if there is little likelihood of it impacting general military readiness and the ranks will accept it, fine, go ahead.
All I'd say is that to me, the military's Job Number One is to be ready and able to fight wars with efficiency and effectiveness. Being fair, just, PC and equitable to all, is a priority that is FAR down the line. This isn't a college dorm, it is the sword arm of our nation. I just want us to be sure we are not going to blunt that weapon in the name of social change.
If the troops and the Pentagon are okay with it, I have no objections.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Fallacy having no merit and adding nothing to this discussion at all.
How would a coed shower and coed room sharing be different than heterosexuals and gays showering and sharing rooms together?
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius