Canadian military stands up for women troops after viral tweet
- The Canadian military made a statement supporting women in uniform days after a spiritual author suggested women should "stick to being feminine" instead of serving in the military.
- Author and columnist Lori Alexander questioned "how men could be attracted to women dressed as men like female police officers and females in the military."
- Alexander's message received over 5,000 comments as of Monday afternoon, with criticism from many current and former service members and law-enforcement officers.
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The Canadian military tweeted a video supporting women in uniform days after a spiritual author suggested that women should not serve in the military and should instead "stick to being feminine.""They've always dressed for the job. They've always dressed like us. They are Us," the official Twitter account for the Canadian Armed Forces in the United States said in a video featuring women in military uniform.
The message came three days after author and columnist Lori Alexander questioned "how men could be attracted to women dressed as men like female police officers and females in the military," though the Canadian military's tweet did not directly reference Alexander's comments.
"These are men's jobs," Alexander said in a tweet that went viral. "If they weren't, then women could dress like women in these jobs but they can't. Stick to being feminine, women."
Alexander's original tweet spread across social media and military groups, receiving more than 5,000 comments as of Monday afternoon. Many current and former service members and law-enforcement officers criticised her statement with their own experience in their respective organisations.
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