Since I received my first “chewing out” for opening the door for a woman, clear back in 1970, I have been unable to understand why men have allowed themselves to be sucked into this silly drama. Women don’t want equality – they want an edge.
Put women in the military. Put them on the front lines and let them lose their legs, arms, ears, feet, fingers and hands just like our men do. As long as we coddle the issue women get what they want. All the military benefits and no exposure to the military reality of combat. And the overriding coup de grace? Women get to pretend they want to be equal while the men continue to do all the dying and continue to lose all the limbs.
Put them out there. A few women in black body bags or a few shredded and scarred female combat soldiers will fix the problem. If maiming and death are made a reality of their life, all but a few “good women” will avoid even the mention that they are entitled to equality in the military. Patrick Weir Chatsworth, California