>mfw I purposely refer to Marines by the generic term "army" just to piss them off because they think they have special snowflake status
It just shows that you know nothing about the military. Army isn't even a generic term. Other countries have Marine Corps also. Calling a marine a soldier would be the same as calling a sailor or airman a soldier.
>Calling a marine a soldier would be the same as calling a sailor or airman a soldier.
Maybe to an autist.
"Army" means "army". Land force. Why should Marines who fight on land be given special terms when parachutists in the airborne are just "soldiers"?
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently sent a memo to Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller directing him to review the Marine Corp’s position titles to ensure their gender neutrality.
Mabus told Neller to drop the term “man” from position titles so that they become gender integrated by the deadline of April 1, according to the Marine Corps Times.
“As we achieve full integration of the force … this is an opportunity to update the position titles and descriptions themselves to demonstrate through this language that women are included in these MOSs,” Mabus wrote in the Jan. 1 memo. “Please review the position titles throughout the Marine Corps and ensure that they are gender-integrated as well, removing ‘man’ from the titles and provide a report to me as soon as is practicable and no later than April 1, 2016.”
But Navy official who spoke anonymously the the Marine Corps Times claimed that Mabus does not want position titles like “infantryman” and “rifleman” to be altered but instead intends to change titles where “man” exists as a separate word.
Why can he not tack on a notation indicating that from here on, "man" is synonymous with "person" when part of a title, and not indicative of gender?
Like change the definition of the word instead of rewriting all instances of it.
Because is the US the army is a separate branch from the navy and marines.
They do fight on land but they're original role is an amphibious force, that's why they were primarily the Pacific theatre.
why not keep women out of combat MOS's they aren't qualified to be in instead? Problem solved.
>inb4 REEEEEEE a 96lb girl who can do 10 pushups and a pullup will totally be an effective squad machine gunner!
To the general population not just in the US but around the world a land fighting force is "army" (notice the small 'a') and anyone in the military is a "soldier". When they say "bring our soldiers home" they're not just referring to the Army branch. Hope that clears things up.
My point is there's no point in expecting them to conform to your asinine special snowflake definitions that are mostly the result of bureaucracy when broad generalizations work. I know this analogy might be a bit out of your field but it's as asinine as the freetards expecting everyone to say instead of Linux, GNU/Linux or even worse, "GNU+Linux". Or expecting people to differentiate between death metal and grindcore when it's all just "screaming and blastbeat music" to them and they're mostly right.