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  #1  
November 7th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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If you are a non-military family, would you be offended by this photo?
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November 7th, 2011, 04:54 PM
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That doesn't offend me in the least. In fact, I wonder if they make one where "my man" is the silhouette (sp?) of a firefighter.
I bet that same sticker could be made for just about any profession.
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November 7th, 2011, 04:55 PM
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It was posted on FB by one of my friends, and several of her friends commented saying they were offended by it because it implies that other men are not as manly or as good as non-military men. I'm wondering if they were offended more because this same woman makes a million posts a day about how awesome her military DH is and how no one else understands but other military wives, etc. I'm unsure about the photo. I don't think being military makes anyone *more* of a man, and I think everyone should be proud of their DH's no matter what job they have.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:00 PM
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I don't find it offensive, but I do find it annoying. It seems that military wives (in general, not all) put themselves and their DH's and family in a higher class than non-military families.
People would find it really strange if other people posted about their "enter job here" DH all the time.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:00 PM
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lol

I am not offended, but I also do not think that because a man is a soldier/marine that makes him a better man than someone who is not. It takes alot to offend me.

My DH is a Marine and I would never share that photo, even to be funny because I do not think my DH is any better than most non military men (some men are not great).

IMO, a man is a person that loves his family and does everything he can to provide for them. A man is someone who respects his wife and kids and keeps his hands off them. A man is someone who will protect his family at all costs. A man is not just a sperm donor, he is a father. A man is not defined by the gun in his hands and the camis on his body. My husband was a man before he joined the Corps and will be a man long after.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:03 PM
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Nope, not offended here. if it was "man" and "real man" I'd be more offended.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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Nope, not offended here. if it was "man" and "real man" I'd be more offended.
It might as well say that though, lol! Or maybe more like "average man" vs. "above average man". One has the gun, so who wins?
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November 7th, 2011, 05:13 PM
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I am not offended. Non military wives can be just as proud of their husbands as anyone else. I don't get a lady boner for what my husband does for a living.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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Nope, not offensive in the least.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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To me this photo says "your plain, ordinary man" vs "my killing machine".
I don't like the message, because like I said, I don't think anybody is better than anybody else when it comes to civilian vs military. My DH had guns long before the Marine Corps.
I am proud of my husband and what he has accomplished because of everyone telling him he couldn't. It made him more determined. It does not make him better. He is also a correctional officer and I am just as proud of that, but he did not go through nearly as much to be a CO.

Plus, I am a peace not war gal. DH did what he had to do in a hard economy and I pray every day he does not need to use his M4. I wish everyone would love each other more.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Come on ladies, I can't be the only one annoyed by the obnoxiousness of some military wives. The buttons on myspace, the "sharing" of 80million photos that are military or military wife/family related, 12million posts on facebook about "I wub mii Marine".
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November 7th, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Thank God I only know 1 military wife besides me that is on my FB and she is not like that and neither am I. I know the type you are talking about and I don't think I could handle it.
When DH was gone, I would say thing like I miss my Marine, but when he is home, the only time the Corps has anything business on my FB status is when they piss me off! lol
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November 7th, 2011, 05:23 PM
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November 7th, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Come on ladies, I can't be the only one annoyed by the obnoxiousness of some military wives. The buttons on myspace, the "sharing" of 80million photos that are military or military wife/family related, 12million posts on facebook about "I wub mii Marine".
I am very annoyed by the attitudes of some military wives. I've seen the "my DH is better than yours because he fights for your DH's freedom" BS a lot. And all sorts of other things.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Yeah, that kind of stuff annoys the crap out of me. People forget that we haven't had a draft in quite some time. I need a "Your DH signed up for that" sticker.
Really though, I do have a lot of admiration for the job that they do, but I have a great amount of respect for people in other jobs as well.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:28 PM
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I don't find it offensive but I's not something I'd put on my FB either. I tend to find that the military spouses I find annoying would still be the same asshats if their husbands drove a bus for a living. They are just annoying and romanticize the crap out of the military.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:30 PM
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The problem with that is your DH could find a cure for cancer, change the government, fix world hunger and so much more. Yes, my DH could fight for freedom, I don't see it that way anymore because of our politics. My DH could fight for special interests.

You better believe if a country invaded ours that your DH would probaby be standing next to mine, fighting for our country and our families. Women that think that BS need a reality check IMO.

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I am very annoyed by the attitudes of some military wives. I've seen the "my DH is better than yours because he fights for your DH's freedom" BS a lot. And all sorts of other things.
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November 7th, 2011, 05:30 PM
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I don't find it offensive but I's not something I'd put on my FB either. I tend to find that the military spouses I find annoying would still be the same asshats if their husbands drove a bus for a living. They are just annoying and romanticize the crap out of the military.
Hmm, the annoying military wives I know probably wouldn't marry a bus driver. They are too above that.
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November 8th, 2011, 12:35 AM
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If I put something like this:

on my Facebook, people would think I'm crazy. Or joking. I have just as much pride in my SO as they do theirs, but it would likely be viewed as pretty silly to post something like this.
I'll admit, I've deleted a few people from my Facebook friends list for constantly posting "my military husband is awesomer than everybody ever" stuff. It drives me up the wall. I get having pride - some people really take it to a whole new level though. I don't find it offensive in the least, but it's pretty irritating sometimes.
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November 8th, 2011, 04:41 AM
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Come on ladies, I can't be the only one annoyed by the obnoxiousness of some military wives.

I have to say that I find anyone that has served in the military a bit more "patriotic" than someone that hasn't. I love the military though so that is my personal opinion only.
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