It all sounds very macho and all ‘liberated’ to tell your girlfriends and family members that you’re ‘in combat.’
Then you see your comrades-in-arms, your buddies, in smoking, bleeding chunks on the ground screaming out their last breath, and suddenly it’s not all fun and games.
Something to think about for all those women who believe they’d like to be in combat.
You may have something there. Guys see that carnage too, but they don’t go on to become mothers. My niece, who saw every burned, mangled body in the emergency room in Mosul, as an Army nurse, is definitely a different parent than she would have been without having seen such horrors. She has PTSD, making her dream horrific dreams. She is overly protective of her pre-K kids, and overly tired, because sleep brings no rest. She will always be fighting this raincloud over an otherwise blessed life.
I'm a Luddite. Don't know how civilization doesn't have rules with roles predominantly filled by men and women. Some outliers?....for sure. But,mygosh, if women don't maintain the house, care for the kids, relate to their communities, give a guy some direction and obligation, society breaks down.