The Collapse of Gender Sanity, by Rachel Lu. A PC meme is taking hold, that women can and should serve in the military.
Men were built for fighting. Women were built for childbearing. It’s interesting to note how stubbornly true—even obvious—these statements remain, despite aggressive efforts to bury them.
Modern people have a penchant for denying obvious things. Dysfunctional politics and political correctness have brought us to the point of potentially approving women’s inclusion in a military draft. … The trickle is turning into a stampede. Suddenly political correctness requires that we all agree that girls can fight just as well as boys.
Of course it is nonsense, previously rejected by cultural evolution:.
The problem is that it’s just not true. … Every society in history has built its armies primarily of young men, for an excellent reason: They are overwhelmingly the most fit for the job.
We are facing a near-total collapse of gender sanity:
With schools banning the concepts of “boyhood” and “girlhood,” single-sex restrooms being treated as an affront, and even the Olympics allowing anatomical males to compete in women’s events, American gender politics has reached freakish levels of absurdity.
Women are poor soldiers, weakening male units they are part of:
The Marine Corps commissioned a study that found that their strongest female recruits (top 25%) were about on par with the weakest male recruits (bottom 25%). Women undergoing entry-level marine training were an appalling six times more likely to suffer injury, including especially high rates of musculoskeletal injuries due to movement with heavy loads. Mixed-gender units were slower and less lethal, and sustained more casualties.
In short, women don’t make very good soldiers. The exceptions are few and don’t stand out much by elite military standards. Women can certainly be courageous, patriotic, and self-sacrificing, but the female body was not built for combat. …
But have you considered the strong evidence that female conscripts would be less effective in achieving military objectives, but far more likely to die trying? Are you moved by the consideration that under-qualified soldiers are a danger to everyone in their unit?
Maleness is bad — tenet of modern political correctness:
Schools tie themselves into knots trying to prevent boys from doing what boys of virtually every culture like to do: wrestle, compete, and play warlike games. Boys are not suited to sitting in chairs all day long: The lack of movement in school is a huge problem for them that seems to be undercutting their scholastic achievement. Later in life, if they enlist in the military, the physical standards they are expected to meet will probably have been lowered to make it more possible for women to compete. Let’s have no overt expressions of masculinity in the military, please! It makes the ladies feel bad.
hat-tip Stephen Neil