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Friday, December 14, 2007

Sign Of The Times: Sweden Castrates Army Symbol




Protests from female soldiers have led to the Swedish military removing the penis of a heraldic lion depicted on the Nordic Battlegroup's coat of arms. The armed forces agreed to emasculate the lion after a group of women from the rapid reaction force lodged a complaint to the European Court of Justice, […]. "We were given the task of making sure the willy disappeared," Christian Braunstein from the army's 'tradition commission' told Göteborgs-Posten.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

They can't be serious?

Saturday, December 15, 2007 12:38:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

As far as I can tell, this is a serious news story.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:37:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Sheesh!

Now the lion isn't prepared ("paratus") to reproduce.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:56:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

And, of course, that's a sign of the times too.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 1:03:00 pm  
Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

If they continue on this path that sword will be curved and there will be a crescent in the lion's right hand.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 4:07:00 pm  

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