Look at the news these days. What is much of it about? Angry women have accused bunches of important men in politics, journalism, and entertainment of sexual abuse and harassment. Has anyone noticed besides me that many of those men supported integrating women and the LGBTQ crowd into our military. They promised us there would be no problems, but that was nonsense. If respected politicians, journalists, and movie stars cannot keep their pants on in a peacetime environment, why should we expect young soldiers to behave better (Yeah, I know we are mostly talking about respected Democrat politicians, journalists, and movie stars.)?
Consider what we expect our soldiers to do.
- The Army and the Marines operate in the field without any luxuries. Combat vehicles, tents, foxholes, and the like force soldiers to work closely together in confined spaces. The requirements of rank forces soldiers to take orders from someone just because that person is in charge.
- The Navy and the Marines operate on ships designed with an emphasis on survival. These are expensive machines where space is at a premium, and crews stay at sea for months at a time. The requirements of rank forces soldiers to take orders from someone just because that person is in charge.
- The Air Force operates with the Army in the field and at remote locations. Like the Army, Air Force personnel spend months at a time away from family and friends in often lonely locations. That includes flying from place to place as the mission requires. The requirements of rank forces soldiers to take orders from someone just because that person is in charge.
When we ask military personnel to work closely with people of the opposite sex, we create temptations that can threaten good order and discipline, thereby undermining unit effectiveness. If our politicians, journalists, and movie stars cannot prevent sexual harassment in their work environments, what is the point of forcing the same temptations upon our military personnel?
Consider that picture above. What kind of help would women have provided on D-Day that would have been any more useful than what they were already doing? We put millions of troops in the field because so many women did the jobs their men had left behind.