Don't get me wrong, here. I hate war. All war. But I appreciate the hell that our soldiers go through, and I feel for them.
Recently I've noticed that JUST being in the military grants people special rights with things that are not military related. For example: one of my friends is divorcing her military husband. She's kind of crunchy, a fantastic, concerned, involved mother, and her husband got full custody of their kids until he deployed (and they don't have a date set for his deployment). Then, in the final court hearing, he got full legal custody, and this mama only gets to see her kids 2 weeks every 2 months.
Another example: a question on here had a mom whose military husband confessed to her to shaking their baby years ago. Some women in the thread were telling her to forgive him because he had just come back from deployment and had PTSD. I bet dollars to doughnuts that if it had been HER who shook the baby because of PPD they would be flaming her like no tomorrow, but it's all okay, because the baby doesn't have any adverse effects, and he's military, come on, we have to support him!
I've seen a lot of other examples of military members getting off with a slap on the wrist, or getting more than they really deserve JUST because they are military. It seems that some people wear yellow ribbons on their hearts and will forgive a soldier anything, award them custody they don't deserve, etc etc etc.
It peeves me quite a bit.
Anyone else see this?
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