The last male bastion of America’s war machine, The United States Marine Corps, is going feminine. Say what you want to say about me. Women are to be put into combat units by an incremental plan which will eventually put them on the front lines with males. It’s only a matter of time, now. With thanks to Drudge, here’s a report from the New York Times, of course, which lays out the grand plan to help advance women’s careers in the military by assigning them to units that were once male-only. And the rationale we’re supposed to buy is that this is just a sort of pilot study, to see how well America’s women function in those assignments, with an eye toward eventual co-ed combat operations. You see, making war is all about equal oportunity now.
Why not? We’ve gayed up the military services with the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell, thereby making male-on-male sodomy within the ranks permissible, even fashionable. Why not feminize the Corps? It’s the 21st Century. It’s a Whole New World. From the Times:
The Marine Corps, the most male of the armed services, is taking its first steps toward integrating women into war-fighting units, starting with its infantry officer school at Quantico, Va., and ground combat battalions that had once been closed to women.
And why, I wonder, did armies throughout history not send women into combat from the beginning of time? There must have been some reason for that. Ah, but this is the Age of Feminism, where a woman can do all things that a man can do. We’re all the same, don’t you see? New policies and new legislation will change human nature. Natural attraction between the sexes ceases to exist, because Big Brother says it must be so.
The moves — announced by Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, in a message sent to all Marines on Monday night — are intended largely to study how women perform in formerly male-only units, and reflect new Pentagon rules released in February allowing women to serve closer to the front line.
Indeed. It’s important that we gain some insight as to how women will respond to firefights, IEDs blowing off their legs and arms, and being next to males in foxholes in prolonged high stress situations – so their careers can advance, of course. It’s the New Way to wage war.
The new Pentagon policy continues the ban on women serving as infantrymen, Special Operations commandos and in other direct-combat positions. But it has opened the door to thousands of new jobs for women, who represent about 15 percent of the force.
So, I ask you, whose idea was this? And what is the purpose of the study? Let’s get a frontal grip on truth. The whole idea here is to eventually put our women into combat.
The Army, which like the Marine Corps has excluded women from many jobs because of the physical demands or proximity to combat, is also studying ways to integrate women into ground combat units.
It’s not just the physical demands of combat that are at issue here. There are two ways to look at this. War is a dirty, bloody, violent, horrible business. Bayonets disembowel people. Bullets tear bodies apart. Artillery fire burns and dismembers soldiers. There is screaming, crying, agony, burned flesh, and the stench of death. Since when did a civilized society decide that this filthy task should be assigned to the half of us who can give birth to children and nurture them to responsible adulthood – to advance their careers, of course? Since when does a nation of real men consign its most precious, esteemed citizens to rape and torture if they are captured during combat? What has happened to the men of the United States? When did women become the same as men are?
In the coming months, General Amos said in an interview, the Marine Corps plans to assign about 40 women to 19 battalions of six different types: artillery, tank, assault amphibian, combat engineer, combat assault and low-altitude air defense. Infantry battalions, however, will remain closed to women.
Only until the inevitable happens – when America’s women are finally and fully demoted to doing the disgusting, terrible, bloody, eviscerating business of making war on the front lines. Won’t we really be something then?
…General Amos also said he planned to ask all Marines to fill out an anonymous online survey on issues relating to women in the Marine Corps. “I’m not one bit afraid of the results of this,” he said. “I’m very bullish on women.”…