The Australian military has come under fire more than once for its conduct.
Yep – from its ban on male recruits, to paying for breast enhancements and surgeries for transgender and female soldiers.
But in the last number of days, the ADF has put another nail in its coffin.
The Australian War Memorial released a promotional video titled “On the Left” just before Remembrance Day.
Veterans and serving soldiers slammed the song as embarrassing and humiliating – and just as many female soldiers expressed this same sentiment.
The song was designed to reinforce the idea that women too serve in the armed forces. So, if you see them wearing medals, it is because they earned them, rather than the assumption that they’re wearing them in honour of a family member.
As expected, people have not reacted well. But, in truth, isn’t this sort of the way that the ADF operates now?
The song, which likely had the best of intentions, did an excellent job at alienating women in the military. But, understandably, it also has upset the men they serve beside.
You’re going to want to see this!