I have lots of beautiful wonderful women in my life, starting with my wife and including my daughter, grand daughters, great grand daughter, daughter in law. I don’t want to think of them in combat.
It’s not that I don’t think they are capable. Maybe I’m just way too old fashioned, but it just doesn’t seem right. To be truthful, I’m not too thrilled about anyone I love being in combat. There are way too many wars.
I understand that life is combat, particularly on the spiritual level. We are at war and women are in the thick of it. But there is just something about outfitting ladies with weapons and setting them out on battlefields that doesn’t seem right with me.
When I was in the Navy, women were just starting to have a more significant role. The problem in those days was that they were limited to shore jobs. So they tended to take up those positions, making it harder for the guys to ever draw any land duty. I wasn’t happy with that scenario either.
I know it’s great that women have the vote and equal rights in employment and all that. It seems these days that there are more women graduating from law school than there are men. I guess it’s a case of be careful what you wish for.
But there are also more women paying child support, suffering from stress and drug dependency. There are more women heading up families on their own. And soon there will be more women dying on battlefields.
I am happy for women to have rights. There are so many of them I love. I’m just really sad about the cost.