Pentagon – The DOD just announced they would invest in refitting their entire fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters with cockpits that allow for female aviators to “take the fight to the enemy” all the way up to their third trimester. The DOD has a current, projected lifetime cost of $1.7 trillion, though the changes in the cockpit will likely push that number closer to $2.8 trillion.
“The Pentagon’s commitment to equality in the military for our female service members is second to none,” stated LTC Ben O. Verbich, spokesperson for the Pentagon. “We know how to win wars, and investing another trillion dollars into the most advanced war-fighting machine ever designed not only shows our commitment to continuing that long tradition of success, but it puts us at the head of the pack when it comes to leveling the playing field for women throughout the world.”
We spoke to CPT Aria Denlop, a female pilot stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, to garner her thoughts on the Pentagon’s decision. “I love the idea of giving women the same opportunities as men, but I’m not sure flying in an F-35 while you’re pregnant is such a great idea” CPT Denlop stated. “The aircraft can hit nine Gs (1 G-Force is one times the force of gravity), which is equivalent to two thousand pounds of pressure. Aren’t women advised not to fly on commercial airliners in their third trimester? I think the health of the mother and baby are both in question when that much force is applied.”
Regardless of the science and obvious logic behind that reasoning, the Pentagon has made it clear that it’s time for femininity to square off with China’s push for masculine indoctrination. We’re sure our military and elected leaders have their heads screwed on tight and all of the research has been done to support this decision.