February 23, 2012, - 2:34 pm

ABSURD: Army Forces Male Soldiers to Wear Fake Breasts, Belly to “Understand” Pregnant Soldiers

By Debbie Schlussel

Ya think Al-Qaeda, HAMAS, or Hezbollah are forcing their jihadists to put on fake boobs and a womb . . . so they can know how a woman jihadi feels before she meets her life of no 72 virgins?  Nope.  But they’re laughing at us for doing it.

Army Tampon Proud: Sgt. Michael Braden Wears a Fake Womb

My late father and great-uncle Morris, both of them Army men, are turning over in their graves.  Their once-great military fighting force has now turned into the most absurd of psycho-babble social experiment disasters.  Apparently, “Army Proud,” has been changed to “Army Progesterone.” And since the Army brass is so proud of this ludicrous new “military exercise,” maybe we should force the Brigadier Generals to wear these feminine prosthetics and head to meet our Talibani friends dressed like that. Shouldn’t everyone get in on it?

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.


Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York.

Developed by the Army in 2008, the course includes aerobics classes, pool sessions and classroom studies on the physiology of pregnant women. The NCOs learn special exercises for pregnant women, who shouldn’t push themselves too hard or participate in high-impact activities such as snowboarding, bungee jumping or horse riding, York said.

Um, are we running a neonatal program or a military? Hard to tell. It’s embarrassing.

During the training, each NCO must wear the pregnancy simulator for at least an hour.

“When they first come in, the males are typically timid and don’t feel they have the knowledge to teach female soldiers,” she said. “However, after three days their confidence rises.”

Oh, yeah, that’s how I’d inspire confidence in men: by making them wear boobs and wombs. Yeah, that’s the ticket! WTF?!

Sgt. Michael Braden, a helicopter crew chief who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, said he was less than enthusiastic about taking part.

Oy, somebody left their man card back in Greater Islamic Barbaria.

“I didn’t want to do it,” said Braden, 29, of Everett, Wash.

The 78th Aviation Battalion mechanic said he was ordered to do the training even though he doesn’t have any female soldiers in his unit and doesn’t see himself as the right sort of person to run the aerobics classes that make up a large portion of the PPPT training.

Ah, so it’s a great use of Army financial resources, too!

Despite his misgivings, Braden strapped on the empathy belly and spent Tuesday morning learning low-impact aerobics moves like the “grapevine” and the “V-step.”

Huh? Is this a dance club or an army?

Here’s a tip: if we make male soldiers go through this BS to “accommodate” pregnant women, maybe there shouldn’t be pregnant females in the Army. What use are they? As I’ve written, they use their pregnancies to get out of duty. And who is raising their kids when they don’t use it as an excuse to get out of active duty?

Now, this? The ghost of Osama Bin Laden is laughing from beneath the sea.

He might’ve gotten some shots in his head. But it’s getting clear and clearer that he won the battle and will win the war.

Sgt. Matthew Prout, a 26-year-old member of the 88th Military Police Detachment at Camp Zama: “It gives me a better sense of what the pregnant woman is going through as she is going the exercises,” he said. “It will allow me to see both sides.” . . .

“My initial view of the Army was just kind of – we train, we fight,” he said. “But my eyes have been opened up to the family aspects of the Army as opposed to just the single soldier view.”

Terrific. We are training our soldiers to be wusses. This won’t save a single soldier’s life. Won’t stop a single IED or bomb. Won’t do a damned thing to aid the military mission.

And while we’re at it, why stop at the breast and womb prosthetics? Shouldn’t America’s male soldiers be forced to insert tampons somewhere? Wear panty liners and maxi-pads? And breast feed?

After all, don’t we want them to truly understand the “female experience?”

Perhaps we should also make ‘em watch all eight seasons of the execrable “Sex and the City” and a month of the Oprah Winfrey Network. Yup, that’ll make our fighting men even more ready for battle.

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The Russian army is cutting out all non-military ballast and the US Army Forces is bending over backwards to appease feminists, who by the way, could care less about children and the traditional family. That’s another group of moral frauds our military leaders cater to in addition to Muslims who hate their guts and are proud of how Malik Nidal Hasan showed he was a “good” American, Muslim-style.

WTF is right, Debbie! Now we are the kind of people who seldom swear but sometimes those uncouth three letter words are necessary, since polite language doesn’t always convey how outrageous things are.

Everyone remembers Cary Grant and Tony Curtis in “Operation Petticoat.” That was a movie, this real life. WTF is our Armed Forces? A social baby sitting service or a war machine?

This has nothing whatsoever to do with military functions. Forcing men to become obstetricians and midwives is not what they signed up to do in the first place. A man was never meant to be a woman. Gotta love this politically correct “sensitivity training.” Of course no one in the military brass would dream of ordering women to understand what its like to be a man or to order Muslims to understand what its like to be an infidel.

Programs like this one, dangerous, silly and useless, have no place in our Armed Forces! Its only take the precious time that soldiers need to learn to fight and kill our enemies on something that belongs in the civilian world. Yup, every one is laughing at us and our soldiers who passively allow this to be done to them have forfeited their manhood and deserve our ridicule and contempt, not our affection and respect!

WTF, indeed!

NormanF on February 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

It sounds like some stupid Fraternity initiation from a national Lampoon movie. Are people actually paid to think of these things?

jnd on February 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Zweite!

KIRCHE on February 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

You’re right DS, both you’re late father and late great-uncle are both puking in their grave-yards over this story, and if I were hamas, hezbollah, PLO, PLFP, al-qeada, taliban, etc. I would be laughing and cracking jokes on our military for doing this BS. I also believe this so-called practice is coming from top people in the military and also from the Obama administration?

“A nation is defined by its borders, langauge & culture!”

Sean R. on February 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Pink wussies isn’t exactly the kind of mindset that wins wars.

This is a business the Armed Forces shouldn’t be doing in the first place. And if there are pregnant women on duty, perhaps its better to ban women from military service in the first place.

So men can get back to their essential job of defending the country. No one else in the world would stoop doing something so ridiculous.

And if I was ordered as an enlisted man to take part in this degrading spectacle, I would resign my commission on the spot.

I know soldiers have to follow orders but I’m disgusted they can’t or won’t stand up to their superiors and put an end to this stupid psychobabble!

Just don’t look for sensitive New Age men to defeat our enemies on the battlefield while they’re having to show their nurturing side to pregnant female soldiers (and airmen and sailors!)

NormanF on February 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Such sad time in America for our military,they are being decimated and emasculated right in front of our eyed…what would our greatest generals do? I can t imagine Patton sifging by and remain quiet.

Juan on February 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Juan but ah we don’t make the generals like they used to.

Before you blame Obama, this forced sensitivity training was instituted under the Bush Administration.

Which goes to show our military does everything well except fight and win real wars!

NormanF on February 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Let’s see, women allowed in submarines now, gays OPEN in the military, women to serve more in combat than ever before, and military men pretending they’re preggers for sympathy! Whoo-hoo! We’ll take on Islamic Jihad like the strongest warriors ever! Why don’t we dress them in pink camo and boas???

Also, don’t forget MaObama is cutting the military budget AND seeking to rid us of nuclear weapons.

Yep, looks like no one will ever usurp our numero uno position! This is all on purpose. Obama wants us NOT to be number one anymore. He thinks we should be humbled and pushed down a few notches! If he wins in November we deserve the terrible things coming our way the day AFTER his re-election.

(LOL Kirche….almost Zweite…but this time it was Drittel!)

Skunky on February 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Now, is there any THINKING person left who doesn’t believe that Obama is trying to undercut our country? If turning the military into a bunch of wussies doesn’t convince the voters, nothing will.

Unfortunately, more people watch American Idol than read Deb’s great column.

Jonathan E. Grant on February 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Jon, after reading what was posted, I don’t want to sign off my man card, while I still have one.

    I don’t know whether to feel pity or disgust for the poor soldiers forced through this mind-numbing nonsense!

    The brass might as well force them to wear frutti-tuttis and show us their inner girl while they’re at it!

    NormanF on February 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Jon Grant, you hit it square on the head.

    And it gets even MORE frightening when you have a bunch of peeps in the media who should lean more right…but can’t seem to when it comes to Obama.

    DS has long ago proved these idiots a fraud but I mention them because so-called Conservatives are STILL finding these farcical sources credible. We know what a splotchy fraud Bill O’Reilly is and he *STILL* labels Obama a “good guy”. C’mon, if one is still swinging that horsesh** three years into the game we KNOW what they are up to. And I am away working this week and in the first hour of Michael Medved’s show (that I don’t listen to anymore when I control the radio) it was awesome to hear a caller call him up and call him a “scared Liberal”…and that is what he is. He *STILL* thinks it’s foolish that Obama is called a “socialist”. That says it ALL!

    We can easily point the finger at the fools who have loved Bam! since day one (like Chris Matthews, Keith Olberwomann and his little nephew Ralph Maddow) BUT what about the so-called fake Conservatives like BOR and Michael Medfraud? I have been reading his dumb articles lately and he is wrong, wrong, wrong. And they are misleading Conservatives who lack the discerning taste to look deeper or think independently.

    And in a previous thread I mentioned frauds like Kathleen Parker and Andrew Sullivan. You know it’s absolute bad for us when we have those long-ago proven wrong Obama-zombie idiots (yeah, you too, Michael Smerconish!!!!) steadying themselves and staying put in their support of him.

    It’s bad enough on the Liberal front but there are so many smoking the Obama peace pipe on the so-called Right. When we are feeling zoomed KNOW that we are being zoomed! Even if you trusted the source BEFORE Obama!

    Skunky on February 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The Nazi slogan, “kinder, kirche and kuche” comes to mind. Only now its the men who are trained to be domesticated. And they’re adapting to the program.

G-d help America!

NormanF on February 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Debbie,I dom t mmber if you or Skunky made the point of us having been defeated by the moooslems,I see this cow manure going on with the POS of a president we have presiding over it and it just leaves me mouth opened…. I am sure the chinese are licking their chops,if this small force of pregnant wannabes and the sodomites is our deterrent…if I was the Taiwanese primeminister I d be shaking in my fancy shoes.

Juan on February 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I’d like to see the female soldiers put on them strap on penises to know what it’s like to have a penis between one’s legs…LOL

Now that’s “equality”

Habib on February 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

obvious to anyone whose eyes are open. EVERY single move by the “former” Muslim, the mongrel Obama is making is to break down the USA and empower his MUSLIM WORLD!

END OF STORY!

Did you watch that BS ARTIST CON-MAN OBAMA PRAISING HIS ENERGY POLICIES TODAy as he blamed mid-east turmoil in iran nudge nudge wink wink he means israel threatened his towelheaded relatives ! did you see this pos today?

bill on February 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Bill, The Big Zero CAN go out there and STILL big-note his bankrupting “Green Policies: because the media fails to hold him accountable on the fleecing of tax-payer money to his green cronies! It’s absolutely crazy-making!

    Look at Solyndra. From the get-go Obama gave them MILLIONS and here was the business plan…

    China can make these panels for $2.00 each BUT Solyndra can make them for $6. each BUT has to sell them for $3.00. But that didn’t stop Obama from giving them MILLIONS. That little business plan is why they are kaputt so bloody fast!

    That sucking sound is the money being stolen from YOUR wallet so Obama can hand it over to insolvent business plans!!!! It’s outrageous!!!

    Skunky on February 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

It sounds like something out of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. “Beautiful Transsexual”. What was an insane fantasy in the 70’s is becoming a reality as I type.

Worry01 on February 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Well, maybe it is time that the soldiers themselves say no to this nonsense. It is against Jewish law for a man to wear women’s clothing. This is women’s clothing. As they tend to steal Jewish concepts, the Islamic religion also condemns this practice.

Can you imagine the disgust and howls of laughter coming from the Islamic enemy as they see pictures of male soldiers dressed in pregnancy outfits???

Jonathan E. Grant on February 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Things like this should be kept in mind when we consider the size of the Defense Department decreases. You can bet that the PC stuff like this does not experience financial decreases; the scope of these things increases both in size and in scope.

Given this, the actual decreases in military types of things is actually larger than the percentages in the newspapers suggest. If the PC things are increasing or even remaining constant, the important things are decreasing more than what would, on the surface, appear to be the case.

Little Al on February 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Apologize for my fat fingers,such tiny keys,when I saw the report on the news I couldn t believe it…I thought I saw Hu jintau and Medveded high five-ing each other and our allies fearing what s coming when the US is sissified…but putting it all in perspective,would it be that different if we didn t have this POS as president? I mean the pc crowd has infected all areas of government and they ve been pushing for women in the front lines for a long time….Gosh we are in so much trouble.

Juan on February 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Debbie, this story is just incredible. If you hadn’t written about it, I would think it was a jest.

And Worry, I think it goes, “Sweet Transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania.” I come from a college town; I know these things.

skzion on February 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Skzion,

    Debbie should have mentioned it, good point you brought up and the truth i transvestism is a sick fetish no normal man would embrace.

    What’s funny and sad is this is the kind of practice once prohibited under the UMCJ and could get one discharged.

    Now its getting guys acquainted with their inner woman. Hilarious!

    Its not a comedy in the US military, its a f*ckin’ social disaster. Our guys are Bachazi boys in training!

    NormanF on February 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Please tell me that video is just an SNL skit…

D. O'Nay on February 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Obama: Use ‘algae’ as substitute for oil
Joel Gehrke Associated Press 1 Published: February 23, 2012

President Obama admitted today that he does not have a “silver bullet” solution to skyrocketing gas prices, but he proposed alternative energy sources such as “a plant-like substance called algae” as a way of cutting dependence on oil by 17 percent.

Read more: http://newsok.com/obama-use-algae-as-substitute-for-oil/article/feed/351685#ixzz1nFcJnjve

TAKING DOWN OR KNOCKING BACK THE USA TO THE SAME LEVEL OF THE mUSLIM CULTURE IS THE ONLY GOAL THE “FORMER” MUSLIM OBAMA HAS.

bill on February 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Yeah…. next thing we know is we must bow before Allah!

I’m not kidding. The precedent has already been established.

Its our traditional values that are being mocked and raped with so-called PC sensitivity training.

NormanF on February 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Obama apologizes today for burning of arab mein kampf. the “former” muslim that he says he was!

USA should use the koran as heating fuel and algae.

bill on February 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Obama is a traitor. Simple, easy.

Occam's Tool on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Even husbands in lamaze classes don’t get to do these – wear an artificial womb. Or breasts. But wasn’t one of the things the feminists promised us when women in combat was being discussed that there’d be no pregnancies? What happened?

The real problem is that for too long, the US hasn’t fought a real war that clearly threatened its existence. WWII did, and the Cold War looked obviously threatening enough, probably because the sheer land areas of the Soviet Union and the PRC was enough to daunt anybody. But unlike in those times, nobody sees Muslims as enemies, and consequently, nobody sees the Muslim empire stretching from Casablanca to Bandar Seri Begawan (i.e. Brunei) as a threat. It’s true that they don’t have nukes, ICBMs and a whole bunch of other toys. But as Abdul Qayuum Khan proved, what you can’t invent, you can steal.

I sometimes wonder whether the West is actually waiting for it to get to the point where the Muslims will be poised to lob these @ us. If that’s the case, I have news for ya – they have it ALREADY NOW!! Pakistan is very much on the nuke map, and Iran is getting there. And all these new ‘Arab Spring’ countries, w/ their new elected governments, are going to want those as well, and unlike w/ Saddam or Ahmadinejad, the West will not try to stop them, since the perceived problem was w/ Iraq or Iran being dictatorships.

Well, guess what? Myanmar too is a dictatorship, as is Zimbabwe, but they’re not a threat to any other country in the world, except their own people. So dictatorships ain’t the problem. OTOH, democracies in which the populace is going to demand the persecution of minorities, as well as war preparations against a neighbor, are worse.

If and when the day comes when the average person in the West sees Islam in the same way that people in the 40s saw Nazism and people in the 50s to 80s saw Communism, that’s the only thing that will turn the tide. Don’t expect it to happen any sooner.

Infidel on February 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Long ago the Iron Duke… The Duke of Wellington said when looking over some troops….quite sarcastically:

“I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.”

Alabama Pride on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

The other night I watched a Major General on C-span squirming when reporters asked why we haven’t yet let women in the combat arms. He said they are still studying the proposal, and he wouldn’t give his personal opinion. Damn, replace him with a retired E-7 from the Infantry and you will get a realistic answer. It won’t work and they can’t hack it. When I was in the army (late 1960s) the women were WACs and if they got pregnant, they were out. That was the proper way to handle the problem- and it is a problem, just ask any commander (but don’t expect a public response).

Smitty on February 24, 2012 at 12:30 am

The NCOs learn special exercises for pregnant women, who shouldn’t push themselves too hard or participate in high-impact activities such as snowboarding, bungee jumping or horse riding, York said.

What pregnant woman doesn’t know that? This is pure Lewis Carroll. It is bizarre. If they want the male soldiers to know what it feels like to be far advanced in pregnancy, they should have the soldiers carry 20 pound knapsacks, round the clock, seven days a week, for about three months. These plastic breasts and bellies have no nerves-real ones do. These exercises humiliate brave men, making them play silly games, teach them nothing, and downplay the discomfort that sometimes accompanies having a woman’s body-inside or outside of the military.

Miranda Rose Smith on February 24, 2012 at 1:47 am

A fellow NCO was brought up on sexual harassment charges. His offense? The female in the class a half mile in to a 3 mile run just sat down. He circled the class around and told her to get back in the group. She cried and went back to the barracks. When he got back from the run he was called in to the CO office and was brought up on sexual harassment charges for doing hos job. She was not pregnant she was just playing her “V” card. It got dropped but he was still written up for it.

We learned real fast to avoid at all costs females in the Corps because they could end your career in a heartbeat.

Ender on February 24, 2012 at 2:41 am

Ender, yes – its called lowering standards.

Its ridiculous but in hindsight – and hindsight is everything – they do what they can to avoid having their careers ended.

Surrendering their man card is simply part and parcel of old fashioned human self-preservation.

NormanF on February 24, 2012 at 4:32 am

This is what happens when you turn a military organization into a social welfare office. Also, it is a sign that the U.S. military will be less and less in terms of combat in the future, which is probably the secondary goal behind these policies. Finally, most males are not unaware of females, unless they were brought up in a sex segregated environment. Most males have had to deal with at least a mother, if not a sister or female cousin as well. If you have no clue about women by the age of 18-21, you probably should not be in the armed forces anyway.

Worry01 on February 24, 2012 at 6:23 am

Now its not like men are not aware of the differences in female anatomy and they should not need — or require special training to deal with women.

The more interesting issue is why the Army apparently deems it necessary for pregnant servicewomen to continue to get military training.

I thought in the military pregnancy would never be an issue. Apparently someone lied and now we have to lower what we expect from the military so knocked-up women are not offended.

Now why pregnant servicewomen need special treatment from male officers is something the supporters of this stupid program can’t explain. If women can’t take the knocks and stresses of military like guys do, they shouldn’t be serving in the first place.

Its a contradiction in terms. And as any one with an ounce of common sense can tell you, pregnant women have no business being in dangerous occupations. This includes, yes, the US Army!

NormanF on February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am

Who cares what a pregnant soldier feels like. That is a cross that all women potentially bear. The real problem is the moron that thought of this nonsense. The offending officer should be broken back to P.F.C. The military kills bad people. Let us stick to that principal.

John B. Lurvey on February 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

Holy CRAP! I’m retired Army and I had no idea this was going on. Good grief. I don’t want to think how they want us to empathize with gay soldiers. The safe for work version is your role playing name would be Private Ben Dover.

The Department of Defense used to be America’s Rottweiler, keeping the bad guys at bay. Pretty soon we’ll be guarded by one of Paris Hilton’s purse dogs.

Sean M. on February 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

I don’t have a problem with lecturing soldiers about treating women with respect though it’s too bad they never learned manners at home. But where is the place for a pregnant woman in combat anyway? I would think they’d be at a desk job for the duration. A pointless exercise.

Sunny Gold on February 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

If a male is ordered could he refuse on the grounds that the order constitutes cruelty?

Officers who enforce this policy should be subject to court-martial:

893. ART. 93. CRUELTY AND MALTREATMENT
Any person subject to this chapter who is guilty of cruelty toward, or oppression or maltreatment of, any person subject to his orders shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

CornCoLeo on February 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

This had better NOT be happening in MY U.S. Army!!

If this is true, it is the continued Liberal effort of ‘Pussification’ of our U.S. fighting forces! First, a co-ed military. Then, letting fake men (sodomites) serve openly. Now, they’re talking about putting WOMEN IN THE INFANTRY!!

We might as well just surrender now, as our Army will be too feminine to fight!

Jim Boyd on February 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

I really feel for you guys. I’m in the process of joining the Israeli Air Force, and unfortunately we’re supposed to be sensitive to women too. That being said, our generals get to where they are because they’ve actually been in serious battle, and have proven themselves.

We have plenty of stupid politicians running the country too, but at least in our military, this just wouldn’t happen. We also have the guts and permission to stand up to such orders. Part of our training is an explanation of when we do and don’t have to listen to a superior, and we only have to listen when the order is directly related to our duty. Thankfully, our duty does not include running a gym for pregnant women (actually women pregnant enough to effect duty are given leave, so it wouldn’t come up anyway), so if we were given that order we can legitimately disobey.

Yehuda on February 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Totally sickening. Though the don’t ask don’ tell fellas will probably love to don the Titties.

samurai on February 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Out of all the stupid, careless, and foolish things the army does, you decide to choose this as a reason to be upset? Come on Schlussel! Not all women use pregnancy and children as a scapegoat from fulfilling their military duties. I do not (TN NG), neither did my mother (retired Air Force 24 years)or sister (Active duty Army). Yes, some women do this and they deserve to be called out, but your statement was all inclusive not giving fair respect to those who serve honorably.

NCunningham on April 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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