A federal judge has ruled that the males-only draft is unconstitutional – which makes sense given that all combat roles are now open to women. And I hate to break it to everyone but it is either ban all women in the military, or agree to draft women if it ever comes to that. There’s no half way point here…it is simply unfair to say that one class of people who can fight are excused while another class of people aren’t. Either the entire class is in, or it is out. Shortly after I read that bit of news, this popped up in my Twitter feed:
The victories of Feminism have not really been a victory for feminine ideals or for the feminine point of view. On the contrary, it has involved the progressive invasion of the feminine side of life by masculine ideals. – Christopher Dawson
Chesterton also noted this when he pointed out that Feminism asserts that women are slaves when they serve their husbands but free when they serve their employers. The whole thing is rather ridiculous…but, here we are. Personally, I think you ladies are rather nice and when you’re doing women things, I’m impressed. Less impressed with female boxers and infantrymen. This will change – and the change, when it comes, will be extremely rapid. It’ll come right around the next serious war we get into. Don’t get me wrong: there are roles women can certainly play in today’s military – pilot and drone pilot immediately spring to mind. But jumping out of an airplane in full combat gear and then running into battle…maybe not so much. In the end, though, it has to be all or nothing: all combat, or no combat. People will have to pick.