Saturday, March 7, 2009


The Spanish Government has just approved a reform that allows transsexuals or men without a penis to join the armed forces.

The ministerial order overturns a medical restriction that has been in place for the past 20 years. I wonder how Franco handled this?

The associations of Gays and transsexuals have welcomed the decision because they say, no doubt correctly, that the law was an indignity and violated the rights of the individual.

The situation reached a head some months ago when a young transsexual of 29 years denounced the Armed Forces because it refused to allow him to enlist because he lacked the necessary male equipment.

Transsexuals who in the past have kept their penis and testicles were able to enlist, whilst those who didn’t, couldn’t.

Of course in days of old all they were interested in was that you could aim and shoot and nobody worried whether you were packing a piece or not.

However I must admit that if a kilted force – the famous ladies or in this case the lads from hell - who traditionally wear nothing under their skirts, attacked then raised their hems to reveal nothing underneath, it might, just might, have the enemy running off faster than you’d imagine.

Unless of course... no don’t go there


Cybernest said...

Interesting article... and observations Sancho!

While most armies around the world (certainly in European countries) have long ago accepted women in their ranks... and quite rightly so... women are still not part of 'frontline' troops... in other words those who do the actual fighting, again probably for good reason. One would assumes possibly because 'they don't have what it takes'. I say this cautiously as I don't want my comment to appear chauvinistic or macho. It's not intended to be. But the thought strikes me... will these soldiers have 'what it takes' to fight, to be aggressive, violent, do the 'getting down and dirty'. Will they really have what it takes to 'stick it in them' when it comes to hand to hand combat? hmmm (no I'm not smirking as I write... I'm actually falling about laughing!)

I like your (perhap unintended) pun when you talk of the young transsexual who denounced the Armed Forces because it refused to allow him to enlist because he lacked the necessary male equipment.... when you said "the situation reached a head"! It can't have been his own huh?

As an afterthought... good news for Gibraltar I think... if ever things 'come to a head' in this particular dispute! ;)

Before anyone else says it... I know... I touch purile... but you gotta have a larf eh!

Saludos! :)


Sancho said...

Some rules of thumb for those reading my blogs:

All puns are intended even if I didn't know it was a pun at the time!

Any errors, factual or otherwise, are down to my keyboard or computer.

Cybernest said...

Fair comment Sancho... and wise! One never knows what trouble our technical equipment will get us into next... or the lack of it of course! ;)

Saludos! :)

Cybernest said...

Oh and you and your readers may 'enjoy' my observations in my post on this subject!

Thanks for a good laugh today Sancho... and for solving my dilemma today... on what to post about!