Three days after author Lori Alexander tweeted her unsolicited opinion on female police officers and military officers, the Canadian military pushed back with a video reply.
Alexander's ignorant tweet gained a serious amount of backlash.
I'm not sure how men could be attracted to women dressed as men like female police officers and females in the mili… https://t.co/TLQyDv1fMR— The Transformed Wife (@The Transformed Wife)1582138446.0
People could not believe the blatant sexism and objectification of women coming from a woman.
@laalex2 stick to being a loser, grandma.— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus)1582263301.0
@laalex2 is this satire— chad, patron saint of chaos (@chad, patron saint of chaos)1582325634.0
@laalex2 Wow are you kidding me...who are you to judge anyone based on their choices. Shame shame shame on you— 🍀 Erin 🐶 #DemCastKS (@🍀 Erin 🐶 #DemCastKS)1582408535.0
@laalex2 Your construct of femininity is mind boggling, to say the least. Those aren't "men's clothes," they are c… https://t.co/idvLFYwC3g— K is hungry. Let's eat the rich. 🏳️🌈 (@K is hungry. Let's eat the rich. 🏳️🌈)1582229692.0
@laalex2 Men Jobs? Queen Elizabeth II working in a car engine during World War II. The God Damn MotherF—king Que… https://t.co/wPJRSWgSrp— The Brofucius (@The Brofucius)1582500564.0
The Canadian Forces In The USA tweeted a direct response to the criticism in the form of a tribute to women in the military.
They’ve always dressed for the job. They’ve always dressed like us. They are Us. 🇨🇦 https://t.co/s0NfQmtDAN— Canadian Forces in 🇺🇸 (@Canadian Forces in 🇺🇸)1582434228.0
"They've always dressed for the job. They've always dressed like us. They are Us."
People were overjoyed to see, in one user's words, that "Karen got owned."
@CAFinUS I see what you did 👍— Lenorafc (@Lenorafc)1582434626.0
@CAFinUS This is what servicemen (no matter their gender) are supposed to look like. Smart, capable, and ready. T… https://t.co/dmGuNX2nFm— Threadzilla, aka APT 303 is not at RSA. (@Threadzilla, aka APT 303 is not at RSA.)1582486321.0
@CAFinUS These ladies look very strong, competent and feminine.— Anna (@Anna)1582434493.0
@merrythedog @CAFinUS That's because they are! They don't need a uniform to tell us that either, it's a fact! The o… https://t.co/CDhDsSLAcw— Manny Zammit (@Manny Zammit)1582627540.0
@CAFinUS Thank you for your past and continued service!!!!! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦— Cameron Gilliland (@Cameron Gilliland)1582479003.0
Meanwhile, Alexander, who asks questions on her inflammatory blog like "Should mothers have careers?" has been receiving resistance to her ignorance from all corners of the internet.
@laalex2 In this picture, I've just flown the best part of 400 people across the Atlantic. Thank God I wore my skir… https://t.co/dejdXv7B1y— McGirl (@McGirl)1582324922.0
@laalex2 I couldn't agree any less https://t.co/pbjHsUW6ff— Reverend Calvin Barnes (@Reverend Calvin Barnes)1582241878.0
@laalex2 I beg to differ! Very closed minded opinion! Me a few years ago and me around 1996, during patrol years. https://t.co/8rjdoc5ge2— PK (@PK)1582383792.0
@laalex2 Proud to wear uniform. Get a grip woman! https://t.co/pAcu4iqlX3— Debs 😇 (@Debs 😇)1582274065.0
@laalex2 The uniform has changed along with the role they undertake. I spent nearly 13 years in the military. I w… https://t.co/Pvt3vU4o7A— Marianne Haigh (@Marianne Haigh)1582277376.0
@laalex2 I couldn’t be prouder to work along side such amazing, strong, independent women! Representing Merseyside,… https://t.co/l1Ug3WPmAA— Mike@SaferRoadsTeam (@Mike@SaferRoadsTeam)1582273531.0
@laalex2 Me as a special a few years back. I think I look fit 👌🏻 and it didn’t stop me from doing my job. Whereas i… https://t.co/hIWPIjpOnm— RDO Lisa Burnett (@RDO Lisa Burnett)1582299535.0
Alexander's philosophy of telling women how to behave is well outlined on her blog.
"My ministry is based upon Titus 2:3-5 in which God commands that older women teach younger women to be sober, love and obey their husbands, love their children, be chaste, discreet, good, and keepers at home."
But despite her claims that the military and uniformed careers are "men's jobs," things have changed since the 1800s that Alexander seems stuck in.
"According to the Defense Department, women now make up 20 percent of the Air Force, 19 percent of the Navy, 15 percent of the Army and almost 9 percent of the Marine Corps. Women now make up approximately 10 percent of the current veteran population, the fastest-growing demographic."