Years ago, some corporate sensitivity trainer tried to convince a group of us that women could be front line special forces.
I told her, “When you can force march 15 miles through ankle deep sand with 70 pounds of gear on your back, get back to me.”
I don’t have anything against this woman in particular, if I were in her shoes, I expect I would do the same as her.
I simply think women in combat is a bad, Bad, BAD idea in general. And I have very specific reasons why I think so apart from the cultural ones.
But the military is now a social experiment, and that is what we are going to do.
It is going to be a damned bloody disaster when we have our first Edson’s Ridge, Peleliu or Chosin Reservoir. But until then, we are going to hear from the media, the government and even (or especially) the military itself how wrong the naysayers were, and that the military forces are so much more efficient and good with homosexuals and women completely integrated and open in their activities.
Until then, our military will be a “Force for Good”, and that will be jolly good until the SHTF.
And the ones who advocated for this the most will be the ones who scream the loudest and point the most fingers.
I NEVER had a march where the females didn’t ditch their gear less than an hour in and pick it up from other (male) soldiers at the finish line.