• To the Submarines, Ladies!

    Our nation's non-heterosexual servicepeople may have to keep waiting for equality, but the U.S. Navy is all aboard for coed submarines

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has notified Congress of plans to allow women to serve aboard submarines, a Defense Department official said Tuesday.

    Women joined the crews of the Navy's surface ships in 1993, but officials had previously cited limited privacy and the cost of reconfiguring the vessels in arguing against their joining sub crews.

    That's one small step for women, one giant leap for women who enjoy being confined in tiny claustrophobic spaces underwater for weeks, months or years at a time.

    Sounds like torture to me, but hey, whatever submerges your boat.

    Tags: Men and Women, Military


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