When the U.S. Navy first announced that they will allow women to serve on submarines, it was generally met with approval. But in the past month, more detractors have come forward. Some are "concerned," while others are just plain misogynist.
We've already delved into the message boards of several forums for military wives, where more than a few ladies had expressed their displeasure with the Navy's decision. While much of their concern had to do with the so-called "moral problem" of having temptresses on board with their men, some women raised more legitimate issues, including that of pregnancy. Some of the more reasonable commenters wondered how would crews deal with a pregnant woman on board, and, more importantly, is it safe? According to Dr. Roger C. Dunham, the answer to the second question might be no or at least not yet.