Women soldiers

As women left the home more every decade in the 20th century the country has declined until now we have women fighting in the Gulf War. In that short war two women were captured by Iraqi men soldiers. One was definitely sexually assaulted. There are conflicting reports if the other one was. The one who was molested wrote a book and pushed for women to be in combat even though she was abused. Her personal life is one of divorce and having only one child. This is the pattern of many families in the 20th century -- small families and divorce.


In her book She Went To War, Rhonda Cornum tells her story of how she was shot down in the Gulf War and only she and another man survived the crash. She had broken bones. In the truck taking them to a prison camp, she was molested in front of her fellow soldier who could do nothing but watch. She wrote that she appreciated other Iraqi soldiers who helped her undress and dress when she had to go to the bathroom. They were decent and tried to avert their eyes. She writes, "I appreciated what these men had done for me " But she was not happy about the soldier who had molested her and another soldier who taken her wedding ring. This ring was from her second husband who was also in the military. Her first husband has custody of their daughter because her career protecting them and us keeps her from caring for one child and from having more children. Kory, her second husband, is physically big. She writes that of the two Iraqi soldiers she was angrier at the one who took her ring than the one who molested her.

Earlier she told how she screamed in pain in the truck while her molester was taking off her flight uniform because of her broken bones and injuries. She writes "I did not appreciate the guy kissing me and touching me -- I would've loved to let Kory spend a few minutes with him. And for the soldier who had taken my ring, I wished only the worst. I imagined our guys going in there and blowing up everything. I resented that they took my ring. I didn't have any problem with them capturing me; we would have done the same thing if we had shot down an Iraqi helicopter. Obviously, the military exists to break things and kill people, but stealing was not acceptable."

Did you follow this logic? Her ring means more than her private parts. Her husband is supposed to protect her by beating up the bad guy. "Guys " are supposed to blow away the enemy. This is a woman who has an advanced degree. She's even a M.D. This is the result of our schools producing doctors -- brainless people completely out of order.


On the back of her book a stupid admiral writes, "her performance both before and during the war and captivity fully validates that women can be warriors in every sense of the word." This was by Vice Admiral William Lawrence who was a former Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and a six-figure P.O.W. in North Vietnam.

An excellent book on the madness of feminism is Why Women and Power Don't Mix: The Perils of Feminism by J.P. McDermott. He writes that feminists "argue that women should be allowed to perform any combat role, as a right. The following example epitomizes the astounding lengths to which feminists may go with feminist illogic to rationalize their desires, or what they perceive as their needs. It is also an appropriate example of the type of feminist arguments we are continually faced with."

"Shortly after the Persian Gulf War, despite attempts to scuttle it, the story came out in the press about Major Rhonda Cornum being sexually violated while held captive by the Iraqis." She said, "Everyone's made such a big deal about this indecent assault. But the only thing that makes it indecent is that it was non-consensual. I asked myself, 'Is this going to prevent me from getting out of here? Is there a risk of death attached to it? Is it permanently disabling? Is it permanently disfiguring? Lastly, is it excruciating?' If it doesn't fit one of those five categories, then it isn't important."


McDermott writes, "In this case, feminist Major Cornum used feminist logic in an attempt to ease her concerns that women won't be allowed in combat for fear that those who become prisoners will be raped, and will suffer the normal, negative consequences of being raped. In other words, for the right to fight in combat alongside men, she is willing to deny that being raped is either excruciating or even important!"

"Rape is a serious crime, and should continue to be considered so. It should be punished severely because rape is one of the most traumatic events anyone (male or female) can experience. Most of us wouldn't want to live in a society where rape was classified only as 'indecent,' as Major Cornum would have us believe, rather than as important or excruciating. Such a society would dehumanize all of us, and would further de-feminize women."

Weak Link

A reviewer wrote, "In Weak Link: The Feminization of the American Military, army veteran Brian Mitchell argues that women have had a profoundly disruptive and negative effect on the fighting capabilities of the American armed forces. Mitchell shows how the service academies have had their morale, traditions, and standards shattered by the enrollment of women. "

We read in The Weak Link: "Despite proud boasts that women can easily 'do Ranger school, ' no woman presently in service has done anything like it. Not one of them has ever walked day and night through freezing rain, up and down the Tennessee Valley Divide with a 70-pound ruck on her back and a 23-pound machine gun in her arms. Not one of them has gone

nine days without sleep, with a single cold meal a day and nothing over her head but a canvas cap. "

"Such are the discomforts of not combat but training. Combat -- the business of barbarians, Byron's 'brain-spattering windpipe-slitting art ' -- is many times worse. Of his time as a Marine Platoon commander in Vietnam, James Webb wrote: 'We would go months without bathing, except when we could stand naked among each other next to a village well or in a stream or in the muddy water of a bomb crater. It was nothing to begin walking at midnight, laden with packs and weapons and ammunition and supplies, seventy pounds or more of gear, and still be walking when the sun broke over mud-slick paddies that had sucked our boots all night. We carried our own gear and when we took casualties we carried the weapons of those who had been hit. "

"When we stopped moving we started digging, furiously throwing out the heavy soil until we had made chest-deep fighting holes.... We slept in makeshift hooches made out of ponchos, or simply wrapped up in a poncho, sometimes so exhausted that we did not feel the rain fall on our own faces. Most of us caught hookworm, dysentery, malaria, or yaws, and some of us had all of them."

"We became vicious and aggressive and debased, and reveled in it, because combat is all of those things and we were surviving. I once woke up in the middle of the night to sounds of one of my machine gunners stabbing an already dead enemy soldier, emptying his fear and frustrations into the corpse 's chest. . . . ' "


The Weak Link ends by saying we must have the guts and sense to stand up

against the "civic religion of equality": "An armed force half female may seem unthinkable, but our civic religion of equality demands it and the military's official non-position on women in combat allows it. The American public is being lulled into the mistaken belief that women can, indeed, perform as well as men in all military jobs. Certainly nothing said publicly today by any admiral or general would contradict that belief. One hopes that before we arrive at full sexual equality in the military, before the next war, brave men in uniform will stand up and speak out. Thus far, however, the brave march of folly has proceeded at a measured pace, and few have shown the selflessness, understanding, courage, or concern to fall on their sword to stop the disastrous triumph of ideology over reality."