Some of the more adorable criticism that part 1 of this article received was that I need to do some growing up. That is cute and condescending all at the same time. The thing is, I grew up in the Special Operations community during a time of war. Like many others in Army Special Operations, I carried a ruck on my back, jumped out of airplanes with a recoiless rifle strapped to my side, walked up the side of mountains in full kit, stomped around Mosul in the summer with my uniform completely soaked through with sweat, and all that jazz. On a few missions we even had female soldiers with us. The idea that they are going to carry what I carried and do what I did just makes me laugh inside. Enjoy that shit, we’ll see how long that lasts before this social experiment is completely discredited.
When the armchair feminists grow up they will admit that men and women really are different. We have certain biological inequities built in to us. No, it isn’t just a matter of training. To have female soldiers flooding the ranks we would have to pump them full of steroids and put them on a mandatory high protein diet at a minimum. Still think we are equal? Then why can’t I give birth to a baby? Whoops. That’s right, it is because there are differences between the male and female genders. I can make pseudo-intellectual arguments and propose hypothetical situations until I’m red in the face but I still won’t be giving birth to children anytime soon.
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