Women don’t belong in the military, part eleventy billion

Beauty queen puts down arms to save legs

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) Miss Israel has been given permission not to carry her assault rifle during service in the Israeli army because she says it bruises her legs.

Reigning beauty queen Yael Nezri, a private who recently completed basic training, said the bruises were making it difficult for her to model in photo shoots.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Nezri, 18, had been granted an exemption by her commanders during her two-year army stint.

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8 Responses to “Women don’t belong in the military, part eleventy billion”

  1. The_Editrix Says:

    The post-statehood militias like Haganah and Palmach and the early IDF I consider the only exceptions from the rule that women have no business in armed service because it was a back-to-the-wall situation of life or death. However, they should be past that now. The leg-bruising thing demonstrates aptly the fatuousness of the entire situation.

  2. The_Editrix Says:

    The post-statehood militias like Haganah and Palmach and the early IDF I consider the only exceptions from the rule that women have no business in armed service because it was a back-to-the-wall situation of life or death. However, they should be past that now. The leg-bruising thing demonstrates aptly the fatuousness of the entire situation.

  3. The_Editrix Says:

    The post-statehood militias like Haganah and Palmach and the early IDF I consider the only exceptions from the rule that women have no business in armed service because it was a back-to-the-wall situation of life or death. However, they should be past that now. The leg-bruising thing demonstrates aptly the fatuousness of the entire situation.

  4. Concerned in LA Says:

    As it intensifies, feminism is first annoying, next dangerous – and winds up being utterly hilarious. I can think of no better example than this of its final stages.

  5. Concerned in LA Says:

    As it intensifies, feminism is first annoying, next dangerous – and winds up being utterly hilarious. I can think of no better example than this of its final stages.

  6. Concerned in LA Says:

    As it intensifies, feminism is first annoying, next dangerous – and winds up being utterly hilarious. I can think of no better example than this of its final stages.

  7. dwd Says:

    I am a woman veteran (USCG) and am trying to start a blog about the problems caused by military women taking advantage of their gender, or more often problems caused by written or unwritten rules and policies which give women an unfair advantage – and often effectively tell women they are officially entitled to extra rights, and that determines or even plain creates their bad attitude. We know women are in the military to stay; my goal with my blog is to seek posts as purpose-driven and solution-driven as possible, so that men – particularly really senior men who are completely muzzled on this topic and cannot possibly hope to keep their jobs if they say what they really mean – are offered some workable solutions to the major problems to start, without the blog being so angry that they feel they cannot associate with it.

    My #1 perfect example is equal physical fitness standards, with a) clear and calm reasons, simple and logical, which are hard to write and we all could help write the policy, and b) offer a simple fitness training program for women which deals with the different muscles etc. that women need to strengthen in order to meet the standard (primarily pushups). This one is based on men having more upper body strength and women more lower-body, and I have already found out the exercises – they are simple, require no special equipment at all, but are not at all obvious – I got them from a professional woman fitness trainer, she's used them for years, and offered to make a simple video. Then women would not only have no excuse not to make the standard, but those of us who really wanted to and did not like the lowered female standards could do it much more easily.

    There is also the absolute necessity to add serious training for female recruits which tells them they must not "play the gender card" but pull their weight equally, and women need to hear this not only to stop them from doing it, but also point out to them that if they do pull their own weight and work equally, they will gain a sense of pride which I don't really think most military women have any idea of.

    Your ideas? Where would I put such a blog (milblogdotcom requires ALL blogs to have 6 months of good history) and how would I advertise it to reach all the military?

  8. Female Misogynist Says:

    DWD,

    Most of the sites and fora in my sidebars are too antifeminist for your purpose, though I know some of my readers would approve. You might try this LJ comm, which is intended for people critical of specifics of the feminist movement rather than MRAs. Warning: sometimes the discussions on that site get heated.

    Also, ask some military bloggers who have a large readership if they'll link to you. That's what a lot of bloggers do when they're launching a new site.

    I wish you luck with your blog.

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