‘Empathy belly’ reflects disordered priorities

“This is so unfair to the men who are being required to do this,” she states. “They are following orders and should not be ridiculed themselves for having to wear that getup and look the way they are. It really makes no sense — it is demeaning to the men, and I don’t think it says anything good about the culture of the Army right now.”


The CMR president questions why the Army has placed such a high priority on training for pregnant women. “We have a draw-down going on right now. We need good men and women in our military. But why are they putting all this extra effort having to do with pregnancy?” she wonders.


“Every minute spent on that kind of training detracts from the kind of tough training that our personnel in the Army need.”