Marines remove the word "man" from 19 job titles: too PC? Or time for a change? | The Tylt
After combat jobs were opened to women at the start of this year, the Marine Corps is revising nineteen job titles, following a directive by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make occupational specialties more gender neutral.
Does making Marine titles gender-neutral matter?
For example, the title “antitank missleman” has been renamed “antitank gunner." "Field artillery operations man” is now “field artillery operations chief.”
The Washington Post noted that "Some titles will remain the same, such as rifleman and mortarman, but the mere possibility of Marines having to possibly change their title to rifleperson spawned plenty of indignation....centered on the idea that the Marine Corps was being gutted by political correctness."
On the other hand, some Marines argued that after 15 years of war, this controversy is not worth anyone's time. As one commentor said, “Not really seeing why this matters. A marine is a marine. If this triggers you well … not really sure what to say honestly. You’d think someone who has seen combat would have more stones.”
So, what do you think?
Are these Marine title changes political correctness run amok? Or much ado about nothing?
Marines remove the word "man" from 19 job titles: too PC? Or time for a change?