- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Modern sexism is rooted in the Bible, U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, according to a Pentagon-approved seminar.

In a presentation prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), a Department of Defense joint services school based in Florida, the Bible, U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, along with Great Man theory, are to blame for “historical influences that allow sexism to continue,” The Daily Caller reported.

“Quotes from the Bible can be misinterpreted as having a sexist influence when brought out of context and not fully understood,” the course says. “In 1776, ‘We the people…’ only included white men: Slaves and women were not included until later in history.”

The course also cites the Declaration of Independence as a historical cause of sexism for referring to only “all men” being created equal.

“The content of the lesson is provided to generate academic discussion concerning how these historical documents have been included in discussions about the topic of sexism,” Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Pentagon spokesman, told The Daily Caller.



The sexism course along with two other courses called “Prejudice & Discrimination” and “Racism” were taken down from the DEOMI’s website following a request for comment by The Daily Caller.

Cmdr. Christensen later explained that the DEOMI’s online materials “are periodically pulled to review to ensure accuracy and relevance. The Racism, Sexism and Prejudice & Discrimination are currently undergoing that review process.”

“While there is no DoD Policy that requires persons to take these online courses,” the spokesman told The Daily Caller, 2,075 Department of Defense personnel have taken the “Sexism” course since 2011.

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