Dan Gilmore / April 15, 2015

DOD Course Says Founding Documents Are Sexist

Forgive us for thinking that when a soldier or elected official takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution, they swear to protect the whole Constitution. But a Department of Defense course on sexism classifies that very document as one of the great hindrances to a sexism-free culture — along with the Declaration of Independence and the Bible. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute created the sexism-training course. While the course was never required for soldiers, the Pentagon gave its stamp of approval. When the training covered the historical influences that perpetuate sexism, one of the presentation’s slides pegged the problem on Christianity, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. “Quotes from The Bible can be misinterpreted as having a sexist influence when brought out of context and not fully understood,” the slide read. The slide then went on to quote the preambles of the nation’s founding documents as evidence of sexism. Funny because without those documents, the very idea of equality would not have existed and grown to the extent it has today. More…

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