Military gay dating
By imagining themselves objects of homosexual lust, they unwittingly place themselves in the feminine role—which may explain the vehemence of their objections.The administration is offering a compromise this week that would allow gays to serve as long as they did not advertise their sexual preference.It remains unclear how this “Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” policy will actually be implemented in the ranks.Military men seem to fear that those feelings could turn the barracks into seething love nests. “Romantic interests, even if unconsummated, would shatter the bonds that add up to unit cohesion.” The authors thus invoked a reigning myth of the current debate, which sees the ideal of virtuous male bonding threatened by ungovernable homosexual lusts. Homosexuality remains exotic and forbidding terrain for most servicemen.
“With openly gay and heterosexual personnel together, sexual tension would fester 24 hours a day,” says a recent op-ed page piece written by Bernard E. Many have never known a gay man or woman and can barely imagine what their lives are like.
A form-fitting dress uniform can make a leatherneck look like a peacock.