Protests from female soldiers have led to the Swedish military removing the penis of a heraldic lion depicted on the Nordic Battlegroup’s coat of arms.
The armed forces agreed to emasculate the lion after a group of women from the rapid reaction force lodged a complaint to the European Court of Justice, Göteborgs-Posten reports.
But although the army was eventually happy to make the changes in the interests of gender equality, the artist who designed the insignia was less than pleased.
“A heraldic lion is a powerful and stately figure with its genitalia intact and I cannot approve an edited image,” Vladimir A Sagerlund from the National Archives told Göteborgs-Posten.
Sagerlund blasted the army for making changes to the coat of arms without his permission.
“The army lacks knowledge about heraldry. Once upon a time coats of arms containing lions without genitalia were given to those who betrayed the Crown,” said Sagerlund.
But the castrated lion has already won the day and is now worn on the arms of all soldiers in the battle group’s Swedish battalions.
“We were given the task of making sure the willy disappeared,” Christian Braunstein from the army’s ‘tradition commission’ told Göteborgs-Posten.
“We were forced to cut the lion’s willy off with the aid of a computer,” he added.
First they came for the lions, gentlemen. Who do you think will be next?
No wonder there are blogs like this out there…
Hat tip: Henrik
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I think the feminists of Sweden are going to very soon realize that they lack the concentration of a certain hormone called Testosterone which makes men much stronger and more aggressive than they, no matter what. When it comes time to defend them from Islamic savages, their levels of Testosterone simply won’t cut it.
They won’t realize it. They will just get bred out of existence. They will realize the myth of “gender equality” when a smelly, bearded muslim barbarian is raping the crap out of them. Until then, Swedish men seem perfectly happy to sit when they pee, and hand over their balls.
Sorry Conswede, you may be the last man standing.
The male lion is highly distinctive and is easily recognized by its mane – not just it’s genitals.
That lion with genitals looks like he has been short-changed.
That is simply pathetic.
I was musing just the other day that the two societal developments enabling modern-day feminism to exist were largely the work of men: the rule of law and technology.
Not surprisingly, the Swedish feminists employed both to geld the lion.
The sword, a rampant phallic symbol, must go, too.
Disarmed, gelded, and ready to be defeated.
Good work, ladies.
(And, in this instance, I mean the guys who gave in to this castrato silliness.)
Well, as some say, a picture speaks a thousand words.
OK Nordic Battle Group has an interest group on Facebook where you can join and discuss this.
I myself suggest they add a whip to the pussycat to show there’s still agression and to better represent the NEW Nordic Battle Group, i.e. them having become completely PUSSY WHIPPED.
It’s it’s it’s like the Ken doll (as in Barbie and Ken).
Wasn’t there a movie entitled Free Willie?
Poor, poor lion. Now he has no way to say he’s glad to see ya.
Freud was right with his “penis envy” theory.
And this one seems to be a erected one 😀
How sad. Do they completely misunderstand what it is for?
Seeing as how easily this change was achieved this could perhaps be a very apt metaphor for contemporary Sweden – as much as it pains me to say it.
Scandinavian “feminists” are pathetic. They concentrate on this type of trivia while turning a blind eye to helpless Scandinavian females — including under-age girls — being raped by “immigrants.” “Feminists” are not for the rights of females, they are just another Gramscian organization marching in lockstep with all the others.