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Hoax or Patriotism: Free Sex for Iraq-Bound Soldiers

Via BoingBoing, we learn of Operation Take One For The Country (safe for work, especially if you’re in the US Army), an effort to provide soldiers heading to Iraq with free sex. Apparently OTOFTC women (organized into small ‘battalions’) go to bars and clubs frequented by military personnel, pick up those who are shipping out, and, you know, think of England.

OTOFTC is a movement of like-minded women (women predominantly as of right now) who have covertly organized into groups to frequent eating and drinking establishments near armed service bases where troops are preparing to ship out overseas, and take one for the country, so to speak. We are a virtual organization and have no official headquarters or charter. We believe US service men and women deserve our support and we are willing to make caring choices about making them happy.

This originally comes via Fleshbot (not particularly safe for work), who aptly remarks ‘we have a slight issue with the name of the operation: wouldn’t giving one for the country be more appropriate?’

UPDATE: BoingBoing has a further post on this subject, discussing this phenonmenon in a historical context. Apparently the practice reaches back at least as far as World War II, where these patriotic souls were known as khaki-wackies, victory girls, and good-time Charlottes.

This reminds me of a post-9/11 phenomenon, where-in firefighters apparently became the objects of affection for millions of female New Yorkers. Maybe OTOFTC is just an institutionalization (Eight syllables!) of this reward-heroes-with-sex approach? I wonder what US-hired mercenaries get? Maybe the government retains a special-ops battalion for them.

Or maybe it’s all a hoax, and just an inventive way to sell some T-shirts. They’re missing the boat with the T-shirts, incidentally. They should be military base-specific, and read something like ‘I took one for the country at Fort Worth’. Currently, they’re not nearly tartish enough to sell well.

4 Responses to “Hoax or Patriotism: Free Sex for Iraq-Bound Soldiers”

  1. Richard

    “a post-9/11 phenomenon, where-in firefighters apparently became the objects of affection for millions of female New Yorkers”

    I’m pretty sure that that was a pre-9/11 phenomenon as well, and not limited to New Yorkers.

  2. Rog

    Wow that’s incredibly tacky.

    I wouldn’t think there would be such a pressing need anyway, men in uniform are already considered sexy.

  3. Andrea

    About 5 years ago, the Vancouver Courier had an article about the kitty lines at Vancouver firehalls. The firefighters paid for the lines out of a “kitty” — cash pool. The firefighters used these non-emergency phones to talk to their kids and spouses. However, the numbers were listed as something like “VFD kitty line” in the phone book. (Much like you used to see “teen phone” under the parents’ number.) Women (and perhaps men, too) started calling these kitty lines to try to set up dates with the (mostly) men in uniform. And kitty started to take on a different connotation. As I recall, the Courier said the lines were taken away a few years ago.

  4. Michelle Wilson

    thought i have a couple photos on my space mmwilson0516

    anything to help the boys and have fun too really rocks!

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