I normally stay away from “current event” politics. My interests are properly and primarily aligned to long term political and legal philosophy development and influence.
Translation : arguing trivial bullshit takes away from real, long term goals, to permanently fix “governments” instituted among men — which are currently and largely illegal institutions that violate your unalienable rights on a daily, if not minute-by-minute basis.
The real trouble is at home, not in far off desert sand unconstitutional wars of aggression funded by all sorts of illegal activity — from illegal legal tender laws, illegal violently enforced taxation, the complete, total, and absolute abandonment of the rule of law, NDAA, Patriot Act, secret prisons, torture, murder, the open assassination of American citizens, illegal drone strikes, illegal drone surveillance … pick your flavor of the Orwellian Police State, there’s plenty to go around.
With that said, I do have some interest in this topic : females in combat. I have an interest in this topic because it pertains to physical health interests of mine, as well as, in a distant way, male/female human relationships.
My first conclusion is that women should probably avoid joining the military in the first place. There hasn’t been a declared war since WWII, which means there has not been a legal war since the 1940s. This means it is physically impossible to be a current member of the federal military and maintain your oath to the US Constitution, and Declaration of Independence, by direct extension.
You cannot be in the military and swear oath to such entities at the same time. This has been true since the super majority of people reading this were even born. If this is all news to you, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Perhaps it’s time you woke the fuck up, and started serving your country, instead of it’s general government.
The distinction I just made is vitally important. If you did not pick up on it, please re-read the preceding statement carefully.
My second conclusion is as the title states so clearly : women should not be in combat positions. Combat for women should be absolutely avoided unless and until this federal union of independent sovereign states we call “America” is under literal and immediate invasion by a foreign nation, Red Dawn style (original or re-make, take your pick).
Until then, when an enemy is quite possible invading your city, it is a horrible idea to allow women into combat roles (when at such point, it would be the equivalent, or close relative of self-defense).
While Fox News and other neo-conservative-quasi-fascist talking suits have done a fantastic job of making asses of themselves and of the following points, I will make them all the same (much more clearly and competently, as if that were a difficult job in this case).
Here is a simple list of fundamental physical inferiority points for women, as they pertain to a highly physical, and extremely demanding job like in your face combat with a fucking gun and a shit ton of weight loaded on your body.
As far as I am aware, none of these are controversial. These can all be found and verified within minutes by searching the internet. Some are glaringly obvious. Some points will be slightly redundant, but have value in an alternative wording.
Please take specific note : these are *points* other people are not talking about, because they are fundamental points resistant to or are completely unaffected by a particular woman’s level of fitness, training, genetic heritage, size, shape, diet, growth-drug usage, etc.
These are effectively the “starting points” for female human beings :
- less effective hormone profile for skeletal muscle hypertrophy and metabolic fitness
- (less effective adaptation to physically demanding stimulus)
- males have larger tracheae and branching bronchi, with ~56% greater lung volume per body mass.
- males have larger hearts, higher hemoglobin, and greater oxygen-carrying capacity.
- females have a weaker ability to regulate core body temperature
- female skin is thinner
- males have greater blood volume
- (more reslient to blood loss)
- males have denser, stronger bones, and connective tissues
- male pelvis is more optimized for walking/running
- females are more prone to patella dislocation
- females are more prone to MPFL tears/damage
- females are more prone to ACL tears/damage
- males have higher circulating clotting factors
- males heal faster, have higher pain tolerance
Remember, this is a small list. It is by no means complete. And of even more importance, out of the 3.5 billion women on this earth, and in regards to the short list of above points, it does not matter who you are.
These are not subject to an individual’s _____________ fill in the blank.
Contrary to what the culture has lead you to believe, a woman being of similar height, shape, size, and muscle mass, does not make her the physical equal of a corresponding male.
When a woman physically trains in the military, or elsewhere, skin on her body does not suddenly become thicker (unless by callus). Her bones and connective tissue do not suddenly equate to the level of an untrained man’s.
Some of these things can be mitigated (to varying degrees) through training or other stimuli, but not completely. And of yet greater importance, again, you are crawling out of a dug out hole. You are fighting an uphill battle, from the very start, at all times, forever, and across the entire spectrum of human females.
The fact that you have to mitigate a large array of physically inferior aspects of your body, indicates you should not be participating in specific extremely-physically-demanding positions in war.
This is not law enforcement.
This is not fire-fighting.
It is completely irrelevant if you can do as many push ups as an active-duty Navy SEAL. Because even when you do, you are still physically inferior. The (acute) physical feats do not correlate to fundamental physical equality.
Such a female would still be more prone to injury, less physically robust and resilient to damage, heal slower, clot less effectively, and physical adaptations would dissipate more quickly during an untrained stretch of time (such as when, you know, you’re fucking stuck somewhere without help).
No Intent to Injure
Unlike most misogynists masquerading as feminists, I actually love women. I adore them. Your entire gender makes my world and my life a fantastic, exciting, joyful place to live.
That said, there is no intent to injure in this article. You are entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts.
The positions taken in this article are directly derived from basic observations and measurements of the physical differences between the male and female human gender. “You are physically inferior for combat” is not an insult, and cannot be legitimately taken as an insult.
It is a fact. Deal with it, accept it. It is absurd to bitch and moan about, the same way it is absurd for men to bitch and moan about their “inherent” inability to breast feed, or bear children.
It’s a fact of existence, and complaining about it is nothing short of ridiculous. For this role, you are physically inferior, and fundamentally physically inferior individuals (an entire gender), get other people killed.
It is a tradition in these United States for women not to perform in combat. This tradition is not good because it is a tradition. It is good because it incidentally respects reality. It is a tradition worth maintaining (like liberty, the right to own a gun, to speak freely, to not fear your government, etc).
I will update this post very soon with additional points (and a simple rebuttal to the counter-physical points women will sound off without missing a beat).