Friday, February 05, 2016

Carly Fiorina and women's situational equality.

Carly Fiorina is but the latest bizarre example of someone who wants "equality" between the genders.

Fiorina had been banging the gong to have ABC suspend their rules... just for her, you understand... to allow her to be on the main stage in the next debate.

Because of this mindset by itself, I wouldn't be caught dead voting for her, but her sense of entitlement, which appears to be centered entirely on her reproductive system, is universally shared by those with that same sense of entitlement: almost every female in the United States.

This doesn't always work out all that well.  Remember the splash made by the first female enlistee into Army Combat Arms, specifically, Combat Engineers?  Lotta news coverage... lotta folks talking that insanity up.

Well, here's a brief update on how well SHE is doing:

First woman in Tennessee to enlist as combat engineer goes AWOL

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The first woman in Tennessee to enlist as a combat engineer in the Army went AWOL according to a military spokesperson.
Local 8 News was first to tell you about Erika Lopez back in July of 2015. She made headlines when she enlisted for a job that could involve fighting on the front lines.
The U.S. Army had just lifted its ban on women in combat roles when she walked into a recruiting office in Knoxville and decided to enlist as a combat engineer.
Local 8 Now - Content - NewsLopez was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. An Army spokesperson tells Local 8 News that Private Lopez was scheduled to return from convalescent leave on January 4th. She was reported absent without leave (AWOL) on January 5th after she failed to return.
Spokesperson Tiffany Wood issued a statement saying, "After 30 days in an AWOL status, a Soldier is considered a deserter and a
federal warrant is issued for his or her arrest. "
Wood says once Private Erika Lopez is arrested she'll be taken to the nearest military installment and handed over to military police.
Which now, of course, makes her a deserter since today is day 31 of her absence.

So, forever more, she'll be the footnote in the History of the Women in Combat Arms:

"The first woman to enlist for any Combat Arms slot deserted while in basic training."

There's a certain level of irony about Obama's meddling in the military, a subject he knows nothing about on one hand and utterly despises on the other.

Equality is not a difficult word to imagine or understand.  In the political realm, it's one of the most abused words in the English Language.

Yes, I view "equality" in terms of black and white.  There is no room for situational equality of the variety Fiorina is advocating for herself.  There is no room for whining and sniveling.

But most women in the US don't want "equality" in the truest sense of the word, because we have a society rife with IN-equality that favors women everywhere you look... and how long has it been since you've seen any of them complain about that?

Women, although numerically superior, are considered to be a minority for purposes of affirmative action.

Where's the protests over that?

Women complain about equal pay in the work place, but then ignore the career demands that result in men getting paid more.  Where is the responsibility for women in that equation?

For the entire time women have been in the military, they have never been required to achieve the same physical standards as men.

And yes, I am well aware of the physiological differences between men and women.  But here's the thing:

A bullet don't care.

And neither do I.

One of the more celebrated examples was that weak-kneed Army Captain who almost died rucking 35 pounds and a rifle 12 miles for her Expert Field Medical Badge.

Upon completing the march, she damned near needed an ambulance herself.

But what people are ignoring are the male participants in this love fest.

Upon completion of this stroll, where this officer used her weapon as a crutch... she likely needed medical attention herself and was entirely incapable of serving her function as a Captain in the United States Army.

Check out the video:

The important thing is the first 3 seconds of this video, showing a male soldier strolling ahead of her like this is a walk in the park and he's going after a latte.

This shows the difference between the male military capability and the female capability... bogus Ranger tabs notwithstanding.

Meanwhile, military females get their own grooming standards, certainly different from males.


Are they complaining about the far easier PT tests and the lie that you have to have short hair because of CBR/NBC requirements to make sure a gas mask fits properly in a chemical environment?

Here in Washington State, I'm reminded of the double standard between deaf and hearing drivers.

It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle in this state with headphones on both ears.

Which, on the surface at least, would appear to make sense.

How can you hear a horn or an emergency vehicle siren with headphones on?

Good point, right?

But then... how is it that those who are deaf are allowed to drive?  They can't hear ANYTHING.  How does it make sense for the hearing to be penalized for not being able to hear, when we allow those who CAN'T hear the ability to drive?

Even now, women still do not have to register for the draft.

Where's the riots or protests over that?

No where.

Why aren't there?  Doesn't TRUE equality demand it?

Of course it does.  But we also know why they remain silent on these kinds of issues.

So, ladies, if you want true equality, get your asses out there and earn it.  Demand it.  Demand an end to gender affirmative action.  Demand an end to lionizing the first female "anything" (fill in the blank.)

Equality means THE SAME.  You want it?

Go after it.  Embrace it.  ALL of it.  Embrace The Suck.

Not just the bits that benefit you while penalizing men.

And that means Fiorina needs to shut up and stop whining about not being on the stage with the guys.  The criteria was set weeks ago and she didn't make it.  The end.

And because she's got boobs is no reason she should be given any special consideration... right?

I mean... gender equality and all...

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