See the picture atop the post (best seen at the homepage)? It’s what the New York Times used to tout women as warriors.
Now I am a man at least twice that young lady’s age, long past my own days of service, yet if she were an enemy in actual combat I could despatch her with a hard look.
“Did you say despatch? What gave you the right to use such violent language! You are a brute, Briggs.”
I’d have her skull crushed before she could speed dial HR and cry that I called her a little girl.
“You can’t say that! You’re advocating violence! This is sexism pure and simple.”
Before she could unholster her sidearm, I’d have her skull leaking—
“—-Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! This is just awful. It’s a good thing you’re too old to join the military. Because if you weren’t I’d be sure to report you and they never would take you. Then you’d learn about real power. Besides, you forgot about Israel. They have women warriors.”
Israel? That puny Mideast country that buys its weapons from foreign powers and that it so strapped for manpower on occasion it has to recruit women, who are not exactly feared by their enemies? Yeah, I’ve heard of it.
“Okay, Sweden, then. The lady who wrote the New York Times article said she ‘visited Sweden to talk with conscripts in mechanized infantry, artillery and army ranger units. I learned that the performance of women in those units was not at issue. What was, at times, was the ability of their male peers to accept them.’ Just like you obviously can’t accept women.”
Sweden? Terror of the North? What exact performance of ranger units could that sweet lady have meant since Sweden hasn’t been fighting anybody (except, maybe, the people it’s been importing)? Probably some pen-and-paper ratings made by bureaucrats designed to show how lovely Diversity is. Talk to me about Sweden after the bullets stop flying.
“There you go again with your violent language! You need to be taught a lesson. And I’ll find somebody to do it, you can bet. You missed the point that housing men and women together had a ‘degenderizing’ effect and reduced ‘harassment’—like that lady said.”
“What! Watch your language and answer the point, if you think you can.”
I’m saying it’s bullshit that young men and women in the prime of their hormones quartered together has a ‘degenderizing’ effect. I’m saying it’s bullshit of the rankest kind. I’m saying anybody claiming this is either dreaming, like you, or lying, like the Swede bureaucrats are.
“But women can handle stress better than men. The article says so.”
Oh, maybe. But they can’t handle swords betters. And men can crush skulls better than women.