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.
My main point is that this requires LOWERING STANDARDS. Can you imagine affirmative action for heavy weight boxers? Or NBA centers? Or NFL linemen?
Yet in matters of life and death we lowered the standards and eliminated police officers and firemen who would have performed at a much higher level—just so some leftists can pursue a sick fantasy.