Christian blogger and mommy-shamer Lori Alexander set off Twitter last week when she ranted about how men could possibly be attracted to women in traditionally male professions, specifically law enforcement and the military.
I'm not sure how men could be attracted to women dressed as men like female police officers and females in the military. These are men's jobs. If they weren't, then women could dress like women in these jobs but they can't. Stick to being feminine, women.
— The Transformed Wife (@laalex2) February 19, 2020
It didn’t sit well with women (and plenty of men) who have spent their careers as cops and soldiers.
Your construct of femininity is mind boggling, to say the least.
Those aren't "men's clothes," they are called 'uniforms," as in everyone doing the job looks uniformly identical.
And these are just "jobs," not "men's jobs," and both men and women CHOOSE to do them.
— K is hungry. Let's eat the rich. �️� (@KrisToddRamer) February 20, 2020
— HMArmedForcesReview (@ForcesReviewUK) February 23, 2020
Would be interested to know if you’d still have this view if a female officer stopped you from being mugged/assaulted or a female firefighter saved you from a burning building! Ridiculous view!!!
— Jess (@Jess_RLC) February 21, 2020
You mad I'm having sex or what
— Lethality Jane (@sgtjanedoe) February 22, 2020
Queen Elizabeth II working in a car engine during World War II.
The God Damn MotherF—king Queen of England doing a Man’s Job!
::::Mic Drop:::: pic.twitter.com/V8hMrEhfUk
— The Brofucius (@TheBrofucius) February 23, 2020
I spent 21 years in the military because I wanted to follow in the footsteps many others in my fmly and trust me, the men did & DO find women in uniform attractive. I find her tweet highly insulting to those women who serve & protect her right to say such things
— Gma Hope (@lovinggma55) February 22, 2020
This is one of the most offensive things I’ve ever read. I am confident when I say, there’s not a female police officer that joined the job because the uniform is flattering. To minimise the work we do down to a uniform is appalling. I’m not here for men to find attractive. https://t.co/uV5GU8Ahgh pic.twitter.com/FAGl9zYtaJ
— PC Rosie Finnis (@PCRosieFinnis) February 23, 2020
It’s almost like uniforms are meant to be…uniform.
Thank you for your work in the NHS, you guys don’t get half as much appreciation – or pay! – as you deserve.
— ElGargant (@MParsimonius) February 23, 2020
Alexander eventually responded as you’d expect: with a complete denial of doing anything wrong, followed by a doubling down of her position because those women weren’t taking care of their babies at home.
Imagine getting in an uproar because I encourage Christian women to be feminine, dress feminine, and not to go after male dominated, masculine jobs. It's heartbreaking to see mothers taken away from their babies for months on end because they have decided to pursue these jobs.
— The Transformed Wife (@laalex2) February 25, 2020
It’s her usual schtick. It’s just amusing to see so many people being exposed to her brand of Christian bigotry for the first time.
Remember that she’s not some anonymous troll. She’s a real person. And Christianity has warped her brain.
(via Daily Dot. Thanks to Michelle for the link)