Over the last week we have seen the Federal Government by decree order that public school allow little boys who think they are (or claim they are) girls access to the toilet facilities of girls.
We have seen the justice department declare war on the state of North Carolina’s for its stubborn refusal to recognize in law any man’s claim to be a woman despite physical and biological evidence to the contrary to the point where the government is using the Civil rights acts designed to stop the murder and lynching of blacks in the Jim Crow south in effect equating a transgender person trauma in not using the bathroom of their choice to the repression of an entire race and an injustice equal to the murder of Emmett Till or the imprisonment of Martin Luther King.
Finally we have seen our media and cultural elites signaling loud and clear that any person who claims that the biological and or physical differences between men and woman are a reality and not just a concept are racists at the level of Bull Connor and Alexander Stephens and doing their best to generate fear in anyone who might dare claim otherwise.
However now that it’s becoming apparent that the law concerning the draft is now going to be applied equal to women and girls, suddenly we see women echoing Ted Cruz who attacked the idea as crazy during the primary campaign, arguing that there are differences between men and woman.
In the event of a draft, sending women off to war does not present an equal opportunity to women by nature of the fact that women are physically different from men. As much as we may work to try to level the playing field between men and women, the physical differences between us as created by nature make us inherently unequal and cannot be universally overcome.
And while quoting objective biological facts might get you called a bigot or a racist, now that war is much more likely (thanks incidentally to a foreign policy not based on facts) suddenly the idea that woman might have to involuntarily share the risks of combat than have been the province of men have for centuries suddenly our author finds that there is such a thing as an objective fact.
Combat is not an equal opportunity situation for men and women, because the average woman does not have an equal opportunity to survive a combat situation. The Army’s own studies have shown that women have more than double the rate of injury of their male counterparts in combat training. I can only imagine that those numbers would be even more dramatic in actual combat. I can’t fathom sending my daughters off to fight in an already dangerous situation, where they are known to be at a physical disadvantage.
Funny when people were making those very same arguments on physical strength concerning transgender women in sports our feminist/liberal friends were having a fit. Or as Glenn Reynolds put it:
Wait, when people used that as a reason to keep women out of combat, it was sexist, antediluvian stereotyping. But now that we’re talking about drafting women it’s a big deal?
I think one of the few pleasures of living in the delusion based cultural hell that the left would force upon us will be seeing people like this come to the realization that they will have to live in it too.
Of course the alternative is ordering one’s society based on truth and reality, but not only does such a society require positive self-sacrificing acts rather than “signaling” to prove virtue, such societies do not allow for the easy manipulation of the people thus decreasing the opportunities for graft and corruption.
And we can’t have that can we?