Clicking around on Facebook today, I keep seeing various pages popping up on my newsfeed that either friends have liked or have discussed.
I'm sure if you're a military spouse you've seen a few of these, pages where women "support" our troops by taking pictures of themselves in varying states of undress. These pages have names like, "Vixens for Veterans" or "Booties for the Troops". There are literally dozens of these pages for every branch and all with equally ridiculous names and themes.
Normally, I just ignore these pages as ridiculous quests for attention, but today they really got under my skin.
I do NOT understand why the people that run these pages or the women that post pictures of themselves on these pages claim to "support the troops". Please explain to me how exactly taking a picture of yourself in your underwear and slapping it on Facebook in a desperate cry for attention, is supporting the troops?
Really? I seriously doubt most of these women have ever been in a relationship with a military member and if they currently are, I have to question why exactly they'd be sharing a picture like that with the rest of the military community. With all the ways to support the troops: care packages, letters, donations to foundations, volunteering, how exactly does your paltry contribution of a photo of your girly bits qualify as "supporting the troops?"
Instead, why don't you get out there and actually do something for the troops? I'd be a heck of a lot more impressed if there was a website where women took pictures of themselves writing letters or putting together care packages, then I am by these attention-seeking, lonely women who have to validate themselves by any means possible.