Defence’s mad rush for politically-correct female recruitment has made a mockery of the already almost pointless Australian Defence Medal.
This medal, affectionately known as the ‘ADFA Gong’, is supposed to acknowledge four years of service. But the fine print allows for the medal to be granted after completion of an ‘initial enlistment period’ if it is less than four years.
It means that new female recruits will be eligible for the medal after just two years of service, while blokes will need to complete double that before their time in uniform is recognised by the nation.
That’s because Defence’s new female-focussed recruitment plan requires females to only provide two years of service, whereas males must still sign up for four years.
Some bright spark in Canberra came up with this idea because Defence decided that females were so important to recruit that they could be let back into the civilian world early.
I don’t know whether the different requirements for males and females in the new genderless Defence Force means that blokes are twice as valuable to the Army (because Defence wants to keep them longer), or if females are twice as good as the men (because they get an early knock off).
So I’m just going to go for the common sense answer: Defence is discriminating against men, both in terms of recognition and service requirements.
And for those wondering why the Australian Human Rights Commission is not out and about tut-tutting over this instead of cartoons, this plan was put in place at the behest of this hypocritical organisation…
The good news is that after a number of years of this lunacy some people feel a lot safer. The bad news is that none of them live in Australia…