The rest of the world is laughing at us. The US Army needs to get this woke BS out!
The campaign, which launched this week, is titled “The Calling” and features five animated short films detailing how a different person in each film decided to join the Army.
One clip follows the story of corporal Emma Malonelord who was “raised by two supportive mothers” and goes on to operate the nation’s missile defence systems.
“It begins in California, with a little girl raised by two moms,” Ms Malonelord says in the clip. “Although I had a fairly typical childhood, took ballet, played violin, I also marched for equality.”
“I like to think I’ve been defending freedom from a young age.”
The animation flashes to a frame of an LGBT+ pride parade, with the young girl and her mothers in attendance.
The video then illustrates one of Ms Malonelord’s mother’s recovery from an accident that left her paralysed with the parent “eventually standing at the altar to marry [her] other mom”.
“Sure, I’d spent my life around inspiring women, but what had I really achieved on my own?” the animated version of Ms Malonelord asks after completing university.
After meeting with an Army recruiter Emma finds a way to prove “her inner strength” and “maybe shatter some stereotypes along the way”.