a 50-year-old civilian. This is his confirmation hearing.
Reading from prepared material:
advances in the interests of women
the land-based maritime specialties.
What's more, the Navy has instituted
eye on --
Whoa, whoa, whoa. "Land-based
maritime specialties." Gimme a
second here to de-euphemize that...
and she's apt to pull a pin at the slightest whim.
Would that be anything like
"typing"? "Restocking the
cupboards"? That sort of thing, Mr.
Hardly the case, Senator.
Well, I'm just an old dame without
much time left, so you'll pardon me
discontinue my blood-type. I am
deeply concerned over the Navy's
seemingly incontrovertible attitude
toward women in the military. Case
of the dais. Hayes gets a copy, too. And it jars him.
"The Lark Report."
Madam Senator... this is an internal
document of the U.S. Navy. I must
(to others on panel)
crash of an F-14 aboard an aircraft
carrier. Female aviator, it just so
its conclusion, am I right?
I was one member of the investigating
-- twice the size of everyone
else's. And your conclusion was
"pilot error," hmm?
of in-depth review of --
I'd like to think our next Secretary
anything, Mr. Hayes.
That aside for the moment, I'm
struck by the tenor, the ill-spirit
of your report... the degrading
remarks by other aviators...
unrelated situations... even a
treated like this. Never. I'm
deeply disturbed by this report, Mr.
Hayes. Not just what it bodes for
women in the military -- but for
your own confirmation as well.
... a full 35 percent of all jobs in
the U.S. military are still, to this
day, off-limits to women. And
aren't suited for all jobs? That
they're physically weaker... they
have less stamina...
Sure. And we're gonna hog the
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