I caught wind of this on my favorite morning news/talk station and nearly lost my breakfast...The superintendent of West Point (yes, that West Point) has announced his intention to rewrite the lyrics of the school's alma mater and it's companion piece 'The Corps' to make them, and I quote, "more gender neutral". GACK!
What is WRONG with these people? No one complained or asked for this stupidity. Lt. Gen. Franklin "Buster" Hagenbeck came up with this one all by himself. Here, kids, is yet another prime example of the negative effects of Political Correctness run amok in our military. The General denies it, of course, calling it "common sense". Yeah. Right.
Apparently, the Lt. General finds words like 'men' and 'sons' too macho, and wants to soften them up so as to not offend any of the female cadets. Just what we need, a sensitive emo man running the military academy.
Just in case you're wondering, the female cadets don't appear too excited about this. They don't want to be seen as whiners. More cojones on the girls than the boys.
Here's an article for reference. Read 'em and weep.