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A U.S. Marine Corps M-1A1 Abrams main battle tank races across the desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Jan. 27, 1998. These tankers from the 2nd Tank Battalion are taking part in Combined Arms Exercise 3-98. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. W. Makela, U.S. Marine Corps.

The Invisible War is a 2012 documentary showing the shocking prevalence of sexual assault in the military, and worse, the cover-ups that tend to follow.  The rate of assaults against women is completely unacceptable as it is.  We should not put women in infantry and special forces where the risk will be even greater to them because there is less supervision, more pressure, and everyone does everything together and in front of each other.  It will be totally destructive of both women and combat readiness.


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According to the documentary that cites government studies, 20% of women in the military have been assaulted, fifteen thousand in 2011 alone.  They estimate half a million women have been assaulted over the years.  The testimonies of rape victims are horrendous.  But it shows that neither the boot camps, nor the deployment training, nor the Feminist theories on women’s equality we’ve been fed since the mid-sixties equipped these rape victims to fight off the men who raped them or to avoid dangerous situations in the first place.  Besides exposing a very dark problem in the military branches, what The Invisible War shows without intending to is that breaking down the age-old standards of behavior and of separating women from men doesn’t empower them – it makes them more vulnerable to attack.  This is the truth the Feminists don’t want you to know.  They’ve been lying about it for the past fifty years.

Women have served in the military since World War I, beginning with separate units for women in nursing and administrative roles that “freed the men to fight.”  Today, everything is integrated: We train together, eat together, we socialize and often drink together (one of the common avoidable circumstances that leads to rape), and single servicemen and women sleep in the same barracks together.  These all become high-risk activities for a woman, as the documentary shows.  Some were raped while on duty, or in the offices of their attackers.  Some were having a few drinks, bonding with their fellows who in some cases drugged them.  When all that stands between a woman and an attacker is a locked door, we’re already too late.  And in special forces in the combat zone, there aren’t even any doors to lock.

We’re putting the sexes together as if eros and human passion don’t exist.  All the steps that for thousands of years have been in place to protect women have been destroyed by Feminists who see these protections and standards as oppression.  They are in fact the opposite.  It takes a village to protect women – with both men and women holding each other to high standards of behavior.  The differences in how we treat the sexes not only exist; they are essential.  We don’t expect women to be treated like men – that would be barbaric.  We don’t expect men to be treated like women – that would be pathetic.  In the age of “friends with benefits” and “dress like a slut” day, everybody instinctively knows that how a woman dresses affects men.  They can’t turn it off.  That’s why dress and other behaviors in our own control matter.  The Feminist’s assumption that we can presto-chango transform our natures is absurd (and when tested is proven false.)  They give themselves the lie by adding double standards – women can be sluts, but you have to respect them as if they were chaste; women can do what men can do, except you need to gender-norm the testing standards to manufacture equal results.  There’s no way they can create sexless uniformity among men and women, so they have to propagate a huge deception.  They falsely frame the issue as one of civil rights and liberation, making it all but impossible to discuss the real issues.

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