Australian Air Force being taught to consider “gendered social roles” during bombing operations

From Daily Mail: Royal Australian Air Force pilots are taught to think of women and take a ‘gender perspective’ during bombing operations.

The ‘Gender in Air Operations’ doctrine informs pilots what they should do before dropping bombs in war zones to ensure women aren’t placed in danger.

It gives the example of how destroying a bridge used by enemy troops could force local women to walk further to fetch water or wood.

‘Although destroying this target may provide a military advantage against the enemy, the second order effect may mean that, due to the gendered social roles, women need to travel further afield, on unfamiliar and less secure, well-known or well-lit routes to gather water and firewood,’ the doctrine said.

Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans Association NSW/ACT president Bruce Relph said the program will also protect pilots.

This is going to make the pilot hesitate, afraid he might be charged with war crimes, and that puts his life in danger because the enemy will not be hesitating to shoot him down,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.

However former army officer Bernard Gaynor said: ‘We need our Defence Force to train combat warriors, not social justice warriors. The sooner Defence returns to its core business the better.’

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Dr. Eowyn
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“Gendered social roles”. What gobbledygook.

All it means is that Australian bombers are told to avoid dropping bombs on civilians.

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Silhouette

Unbelievable to think there has even been such a consideration.

William
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William

This would be fine provided that if we ever get into a shooting war with Red China that they will do the same, that is select bombing targets based on how much their destruction will cause women to have to walk through unsafe areas. Somehow I don’t think they will. Gen. William T. Sherman had the right idea about war, make it so terrible that those who choose it will think long and hard before doing so again: “War is all hell. There is no sense trying to reform it.”

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Isn’t attrition a valued strategy of “warfare”?

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YouKnowWho

If we took that stance in WWII, we’d all be speaking german by now. In this day and time I say kill em all and let allah sort em out. Otherwise you might want to brush up on your arabic. 50,000 plus Americans died in vietnam in what, 10~15 years. How many vietnamese/chinese died? A bunch more I’d say. Now, one death in theater is front page news. We lost more sometimes in one day than in the whole of this middle east BS. I’m not advocating for cannon fodder. I’m just pointing out how ‘civilized(sarc)/PC’ we’ve become. If you… Read more »

William
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William

The problem with our wars is that, apart from the Revolution and the War of 1812, they haven’t been necessary for the survival or security of this country. The (((middles East BS))) has been conducted at the behest and for the benefit of another entity. Although sometimes our interests coincide. The next war, which I am afraid is inevitable, will be different. And we will either go all out as you say or be annihilated.

Jackie Puppet
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Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans Association NSW/ACT president Bruce Relph said the program will also protect pilots.

‘This is going to make the pilot hesitate, afraid he might be charged with war crimes, and that puts his life in danger because the enemy will not be hesitating to shoot him down,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.

This dumbass doesn’t make sense – howzit protect pilots when the odds of getting shot down just increased? ?

Then again, the RAAF isn’t gonna make any bombing runs, without being part of a coalition led by America. Unless they bomb aborigines in Australia.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Very well stated. This craziness they come up with just endangers the lives of the pilots.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

This is just nonsense. If you have an enemy, and they are able to utilize a bridge to get supplies — then you do whatever to disrupt that supply route. Good grief, I am not a military person, but that just seems reasonable. This rather makes me think of VietNam and the fact that our government tied one hand of our soldiers behind their banks, but then expected them to fight the war. Our men were not given what they needed completely . . . and as a consequence, we lost so many bright, talented young men. This just grieves… Read more »