The Navy is officially offering enlisted women submarine placements—that's what she said! OK, now that that joke's out of the way … the plan was formally approved in December, the same month a first petty officer was caught filming his fellow female first petty officers in the shower for over one year and selling the…
Previously, the Navy prohibited women from serving on submarines "on the theory that the close quarters and long deployments were unsuitable for coed crews." So far, only officers are eligible because it wouldn't require modifying accommodations.
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.