The short version: The swedish defense power has issued a handbook called "Handbok gender". The purpose of this handbook is to teach the Swedish armed forces to use an equality perspective in military operations. The effort will, supposedly enhance recruitment to the armed forces and operational efficiency. According to operational supervisor Jan Thörnqvist it is "just as important to take into account as the weather and the fighting morale of the enemy".
Allow us to provide some selected nuggets of gold from the article:
- The armed forces' modern, very 2016 (i.e. false) definition of gender: "The socially and culturally constructed ideas on what it means to be a man or a woman and that defines the position and value of men and women in society." Feel free to vomit.
- In a military exercise scenario, a battalion chief needs to plan an attack: "Elaborate a plan of attack and explain what care you have taken to boys' / mens / girls / women's situation in the plan". And this is the people that's supposed to protect us from the Russians or Isis or whatever. Come on.
- Jan Thörnqvist illuminates us further: "A new well was dug near a village to help the civilians, which in the long run reduced the liberty of women who no longer had to leave the village for water." Gosh, it was REDUCED!
I used to believe that news of this kind was a blast. But they are becoming more and more of a burden. Anytime I mention my origins to a stranger, I'd just better hope they don't read DN. It is not possible to explain events like this to a normal person and keep a straight face. Today's political class in Sweden is bringing our once proud nation no where but south.
Let's be explicit, this Jan Thörnqvist character is certainly not ulbator endorsed.