The British tabloids are out for blood after a video surfaced of an army bayonet instructor yelling at a female recruit. The headline in the Sun reads: Bully army corporal reduces female recruit to tears in harrowing training video
Harrowing video has emerged of a female army recruit being reduced to tears by a bully corporal
The soldier is ordered to come towards her senior, before being hit with a barrage of abuse
The Sun quotes a “former senior army officer” who explained that yelling at recruits is “old school”, and a thing of the past in the UK’s modern feminist friendly army:
“Army training is rightly tough. There’s nothing wrong with being plunged in puddles and the like, but this is over the top,” he said.
“There are very strict guidelines in place these days. It is all about positive encouragement now, more ‘come on you can do it’.
“The aggressive, degrading verbal abuse in this clip is way out of line with modern practice.”
He added: “That way of doing things is very old school. New research shows that encouraging soldiers is far more effective.
“This aggressive yelling is not how things are done these days.”
The bad old days the unnamed officer is referring to appears to have been as recent as 2011, based on the publication date of this video:
Compare the above with the video the Sun was responding to:
According to the Daily Mail, the Corporal who filmed the incident did so in violation of the rules. However, this is not the true source of the outrage. The true source of the outrage is the Corporal being unchivalrous and making a woman cry. This weak man is screwing feminism up! Again from the Sun:
He then orders the woman to show him her war face, and to trudge out of the water to stab a dummy enemy as he tells her: “you’re not a killer.”
At one point he lies to her, telling her she has finished the exercise only to order her back into the water.
She bursts into tears as he mocks her for crying.