U.S Armed Forces recruitment is already pretty goddamn adept at targeting the margins of society with the promise of a steady paycheck, a marketable skill, and a chance to get out of where you are now
and we want to throw young trans kids into that same pool
fuck that, and fuck you
I’m torn. The Army/Military is terrible for the reasons discussed here and more that aren’t, and exposing trans kids to that exploitation is shitty as all hell. On the other hand, being able to serve in the military is viewed as both a right and a privilege, and unless attitudes change drastically, I’m not sure it’s possible to stop being viewed as second-class citizens or less than human without being allowed to serve openly in the military.
Clearly the solution is to disband the military.
All we need for national defense is a SMALL and VOLUNTEER-ONLY force.
Because if we got the fuck out of everywhere our armed forces are the number of “”“enemies of the US”“” would drop like a stone.
Disband all governments! Militaries would no longer be necessary.