commented on Law & Order: The Army’s SVU
2012-06-24 19:24:42 -0400
This is why many of us, years ago, asked that women would not be allowed in the military. If you look through all history, there has NEVER been an effective fighting force of mixed sexes in anything beyond guerrilla warfare. It just doesnât work â you canât take people trained to kill in the daytime and keep them entirely accountable during the night. It just doesnât happen and America shouldnât believe that they are better than the rest of mankind.
Let me be clear. This is not about men or women being better. In fact, the Israeliâs have used all women units very effectively in the past. Also, this is not about peacetime operations. Because the same stresses are not present, a mixed unit can operate reasonably effective. This is about the combination of the sexes in a wartime environment.
In a wartime environment, zero accountability is a joke. If you are scared that you could be killed the next day, there is nothing that a government can do to enforce zero accountability. Individuals, especially commanders, can have a mighty impact, but not a total impact. The only solution is to permit segregation in the military. I know most people will not accept this solution, but again, I call upon history to be your judge and jury.
I love the military, but I will do everything possible to keep my daughter out of it. I will also do everything possible to help my son to not be a man who would take advantage of a woman. There are men and women who are part of the solution in the military. But in wartime, there is never enough of them to fight every battle.
I look forward to seeing the movie. When I was in the military, I fought strongly against rape and sexual discrimination and caused several individuals to be forced out. Maybe the movie makes this same point, but I seeing the posts here, I doubt it.