This isn't really news-Mullen had announced this a few months ago. There are a lot more details now, and apparently the idea of having an all-female sub is no longer being considered (instead, there will be mixed gender subs).
Some people are already up in arms over this. Extra showers will be needed! Sexual harrassment (or maybe accusations of harrassment) will run rampant! It's a giant experiment in political correctness!
Please. I went to a college where many men and women shared group showers. Guess what? There was very little sex in them, in a college that celebrated sex and where people had sex in every single place on the campus.
As a card-carrying liberal feminist who wants to destroy all gender roles, I do not understand why we cannot learn to treat each other as professionals. Men and women are not so different, and if men and women can treat each other as just people, then the world can be a much better place. Hopefully, this will be a step towards that.