Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Military Lion Shorn of Equipment

The proud motto of northern Europe’s crack rapid-reaction force is ad omnia paratus. Prepared for everything, everywhere. But the heraldic lion above the Latin tag now sends a less plucky message – he has just been digitally emasculated and, though technically still a lion rampant, he does not seem to be ready for anything, anywhere.

The change was implemented after a group of women Swedish soldiers protested that they could not identify with such an ostentatiously male lion on their army crest. A complaint of sex discrimination was then lodged with the European Court of Justice.

Full story here.

HT: An Englishman's Castle.

1 comment:

bs king said...

They should have left the genitals and given it breasts too. Now everyone's happy!