I’m sorry, but this seems, well, it’s hard to put into words:
The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training.
This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers.
All respect to these soldiers, but the only way to feel like a pregnant woman (according to my several times been pregant wife) is to be one.
If we believe that pregnant soldiers and new mothers should get official exercise, where are the female instructors? Is turning a number of male soldiers into faux females really going to do anything of lasting value beside generating some funky headlines?
Yeah. Go Army.