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A brief (anecdotal) note on women in combat.

Women can't haul a 6'4" 230 lb man out off the battlefield!

What the fuck do you think female medics do? Does it also occur to you that most MEN could not single-handedly haul my husband (who is 6'5" and 240 lbs, actually) off a battlefield? That it would probably take two or three guys of average weight and build in the military to get him out?

Also, have you heard of physical fitness standards? Or that 3 out of 10 Americans (MALE AND female) couldn't currently meet those physical standards, and yet there are still fit MEN and WOMEN fighting in our military?

Women can't pee outdoors!

FOR FUCK'S SAKE. Did you know that women are issued She-wees for use out in the field or for when they are in a convoy and can't stop to take a leak? No? Did you know that they already use these contraptions- GASP - around men? Did you know that women ALREADY PEE IN FRONT OF OTHER GUYS AND WOMEN IN THE FIELD, ASSHOLES?

Women can't hold up in combat situations!

YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT. Women are already SERVING IN COMBAT ZONES. THEY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE. THERE HAVE BEEN FEMALE POWs (AS EARLY AS THE 1940s, EVEN). THEY HAVE ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN LIVE FIRE WITH ENEMIES. THEY ARE FIGHTER PILOTS. THEY ARE HELICOPTER PILOTS. THEY SERVE IN CONVOYS OUTSIDE THE WIRE. THEY HAVE EARNED PURPLE HEARTS AND COMBAT BADGES. YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT.

But men won't be able to keep their hands off women! Women are too distracting!

YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT.

Women will make it harder for men to bond!

YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT.

But if women can serve in combat roles then who will raise the babies and make the meals and keep the hearth warm and validate my masculinity/femininity and my life choices!?

...And there you go.
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I'm sure you saw Samantha Bee's report on The Daily Show last night but if not... dear god, seek it out. :D The last shot is the perfect "fuck you" to your first comment.

Haha! I did!

Really, it was the moment the "expert" said "Girls become women by getting older, boys become men by accomplishing something" when my mouth literally fell open, and then Bee said: "Have you actually met any women?" "Yes." "...that didn't want to strangle you?"

I LOVE YOU SAMANTHA BEE.

As soon as Jon said "With more on this story we turn to Samantha Bee," I knew the other side should just walk off the field. :D

And if not the strangling comment, then the moment Sam said "screw the joke, I'm just going after this jerk" was when she was talking about the helicopter pilot who got shot down. "I have a purple [bleep]ing heart." And the poor Keebler elf just sheepishly threw out a "I thank you for your service" sound byte to try salvaging himself.

And carrying Sam out of the interview. ~slow clap~ That was righteously done. And I love how calm and collected that soldier was. "I don't have to say anything. Those people will die out, and we'll still be here doing what we're doing."

Oh, and before... "If you're gonna be pooping in a bag inches from your fellow soldier's face, I think we took care of your eros problem."

Oh god, the pooping thing. That was so stupid. Like, what do you think women do now? What do you think men do now? Are they not aware of female doctors/PAs who serve men? And vice versa? Seriously, do these people live in a vacuum?

My husband has been on convoys with women where the only problem with the women relieving themselves (pee or poop) right along side the guys was that the Afghans had a problem with it. So the women went somewhere else, and they STILL peed/pooped in front of the security guys. So...? What is this fascination with bodily functions and servicepeople? 'Cause I can guarantee you that most servicemen and women couldn't give a shit. Sure, it may not be their preference, but they're not scarred for life.

I thought the 'I thank you for your service' was perhaps one of the more insulting things he could have said. As if, "yeah, that doesn't matter. Fuck you, but politely."

I clapped at the dying out comment. WORD, Captain. WORD.

Hahahaha. GOD, that stupid argument about dragging big guys off the battlefield. It annoys me SO MUCH. There's plenty of guys in the service who are five and a half feet tall and a buck fifty in weight. And they're going to somehow drag dead weight off the battlefield when women can't? No. They need to go talk to the Russian women in WWII who didn't have the luxury of NOT being in combat, because Germany was at their backdoors trying to take over.

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