'Boobs, belly, bums, boxers': Air cadet squadron's dress code letter 'completely unac


spaminator
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'Boobs, belly, bums, boxers': Air cadet squadron's dress code letter 'completely unacceptable,' defence minister says
Letter says girls should not wear shirts that show off their 'developing bits'
Alison Auld, THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 05:29 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 30, 2016 05:55 PM EDT
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A letter outlining the dress code for young people interested in joining a Newfoundland air cadets squadron is offensive and “completely unacceptable,” the defence minister said Friday after learning that the document referred to girls’ breasts as “developing bits.”
Harjit Sajjan issued the blunt statement after a parent complained about a leaflet handed out recently by the 510 Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in St. John’s.
A photo of the document provided by the military shows it outlines what the squadron considers appropriate civilian dress for cadets and lists the Four Bs: “boobs, belly, bums, boxers,” going on to say that girls should wear shirts that do not “reveal their developing bits.”
“This kind of language and the attitudes it represents are completely unacceptable in the cadets, in the Canadian Armed Forces and in our society,” Sajjan said. “This shaming of young women is offensive to me as a person, as a father, and as the Minister of National Defence. It is completely inappropriate.”
The strongly worded condemnation comes after the mother of a 13-year-old girl revealed the letter and told the CBC she believed it sexualized young girls and imposed different standards on them than their male counterparts.
The document also spells out guidelines for acceptable hair, makeup and body piercings.
Canada’s top soldier, Gen. Jonathan Vance, also criticized the leaflet and said he would try to make sure materials distributed by cadet organizations show more respect to members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
“While we expect all cadets to dress appropriately and professionally, this letter used language that is completely unacceptable and not in keeping with Operation Honour,” he said in a statement.
“This document does not reflect the high standard expected of the program. To the members of the 510 Lions and their parents, please accept my personal apologies.”
The squadron did not respond to a request for comment.
Brig.-Gen. Kelly Woiden, commander of the national cadet program, said he has ordered that the document be rescinded and that regional cadet support units determine if they have material that uses similarly offensive language.
Woiden said the guidebook sends a bad message to young girls interested in joining the cadet program, which has about 1,100 squadrons representing 53,000 cadets. He believes it was produced locally as a way to introduce people to the cadet program.
“It’s a very sexualized response — the four Bs is not a vocabulary that we utilize to describe any kind of dress and deportment,” he said in an interview form Ottawa, adding that he was trying to contact the officer in charge of the 510 squadron.
“It’s not a good message and I find I’m personally a little bit angry at its content.”
The revelation comes at a time when the Canadian Forces are stepping up efforts to stamp out what retired justice Marie Deschamps described as an “underlying sexual culture” in the military. In her report in April 2015, she described an environment that was hostile to women and left victims of sexual assault and harassment to fend for themselves. In response, military leaders promised to take immediate action to root out unacceptable behaviour.
Randall Garrison, the NDP defence critic, said the leaflet shows that more work is needed to shift what he called the “sexualized nature” of the military culture.
“Training is offered to all leaders — including leaders in the reserves — to help kind of eliminate this kind of approach to problems in the military,” he said. “So obviously, somebody either hasn’t had the training yet or failed the training.”
'Boobs, belly, bums, boxers': Air cadet squadron's dress code letter 'completely
 
lone wolf
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Mayhaps our Defence Minister could enroll into one of Mz Wynne's sex education classes to learn the grown-up words assigned to these giggleparts
 
Curious Cdn
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I have a teenage daughter in the Cadets, a son who is about to start and I am ex-forces, myself. I would prefer that someone who is generally more competent than that would be responsible for my minor children. Whomever wrote that is likely a reservist (not that there is any fault at all in being a reservist) and has not been subject to a very rigorous vetting process ... yet.

p.s. I was in Valcartier the following February to the summer when six cadets were killed and 54 injured because of a monmentary "oops". The hut windows were still blown out and it was all still cordonned off for investigation

Archived - 1974 Grenade Explosion at the Valcartier Cadet Training Centre - Canada News Centre (external - login to view)

It is not asking too much of the DND to be watching out for our kids in their care and that includes protecting them from stupid people.

... end of rant.
 
PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

I have a teenage daughter in the Cadets, a son who is about to start and I am ex-forces, myself. I would prefer that someone who is generally more competent than that would be responsible for my minor children. Whomever wrote that is likely a reservist (not that there is any fault at all in being a reservist) and has not been subject to a very rigorous vetting process ... yet.

p.s. I was in Valcartier the following February to the summer when six cadets were killed and 54 injured because of a monmentary "oops". The hut windows were still blown out and it was all still cordonned off for investigation

Archived - 1974 Grenade Explosion at the Valcartier Cadet Training Centre - Canada News Centre (external - login to view)

It is not asking too much of the DND to be watching out for our kids in their care and that includes protecting them from stupid people.

... end of rant.

I can remember someone setting off an arti-sim in the barracks to wake a few late sleepers. Not 1 window survived, neither did a couple of careers.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNickView Post

I can remember someone setting off an arti-sim in the barracks to wake a few late sleepers. Not 1 window survived, neither did a couple of careers.

They used to chuck thunderflashes all over ships at random times to excercise us but they're mostly harmless (saw one set a smouldering fire to some leaked hydraulic fluid but it was easy to put out.) That was fair game, though as the worst that could happen yo you is peeing yourself in that last brief instant of sleep after it went off.
 
spaminator
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Girls' breasts referred to as 'developing bits' in cadet leaflets
THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 01:12 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 01:18 PM EDT
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The commander of the national cadet program says guidebooks for prospective recruits that referred to girls’ breasts as “developing bits” have been removed from the Newfoundland squadron that handed them out.
A spokesman for Brig.-Gen. Kelly Woiden says staff with the regional cadet support unit in Atlantic Canada have indicated all of the leaflets were destroyed soon after the military became aware of them last week in St. John’s.
Maj. Doug Keirstead says an investigation into the matter was launched Monday to determine where the document originated and who approved it, adding that the language used in it would also not be included in any verbal briefs to cadets.
Woiden launched a review of materials handed out by the 1,100 cadet organizations across the country after the mother of a 13-year-old girl complained about the leaflet that was distributed by the 510 Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.
It includes a passage on what the squadron considers appropriate civilian dress for cadets and lists the Four Bs: “boobs, belly, bums, boxers,” going on to say that girls should wear shirts that do not “reveal their developing bits.”
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan condemned the language as inappropriate, saying it represented attitudes that are “completely unacceptable in the cadets, in the Canadian Armed Forces and in our society.”
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spaminator
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Military probe finds ’unacceptable language’ in cadet dress-code pamphlets | Can
 
Danbones
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but sending kids off to die in wars like Afghanistan is a-OK

Legal or Illegal? The 2001 US-British Attack on Afghanistan. Never Got the U.N. “Green Light”
www.globalresearch.ca/legal-o...-light/5377115 (external - login to view)

Warning: Study says 1 in 3 Women RAPED in the Military
source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
www.arlingtonwestsantamonica.org/MST.html (external - login to view)

seriously, you military aged children type parents have way bigger problems then language
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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The horror.
 
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