(I take it the above image is the dream.)
Since the feminists have brought girl parts and all that entails into the open in clinical terms trying to get their way when it comes to “women in combat,” allow me, a fellow woman who would be considered ineligible to serve in any military branch due to genetics (short and busty with one leg longer than the other) to explain a few facts of female life to them.
“Contraception can be used to regulate periods or get them down to two a year, so hygiene is not a viable excuse.” – some dingbat, ex-Army feminist.
[Why is The Pill and artificial hormones the feminist answer for everything?]
Well, ladies, hate to be the one to tell you this, but a significant percentage of women cannot tolerate artificial hormones. This is not a secret by any means. Neither is the little tidbit that there have been class action lawsuits against the makers of artificial contraception systems continuously for the last 50 years due to blood clots, breast cancer, heart disease and all sorts of other medical issues that would require a woman in a field combat unit to be evacuated if something adverse would happen. That would put the entire operation, let alone unit, in jeopardy. (Somehow I think this would defeat the supposed triumph of women in combat.)
How do feminists propose to solve this issue?
While that is being considered, there’s more.
Of those who can tolerate the Pill, I understand that systemic regulation doesn’t always happen. What then? I knew girls who got totally out of whack and were flowing at all sorts of different times while on The Pill. That doesn’t solve the hygiene problem by any means.
On the issue of less menstruation: seriously, is only two periods a year really good for you? Toxic shock syndrome, anyone? Placenta needs to be expelled by the body unless it is supporting a baby. Read the inserts of that monthly box. There’s a reason why disposable feminine hygiene products are kept at a certain size and only so absorbent. A few decades ago women were dying from a completely preventable toxicity simply due to a product not allowing the poison out of the body. That’s yet another condition that would require evacuation from the field.
And to top it off, any woman of child-bearing years who has animals knows that our pets, males in particular, are drawn to our scents during certain times of the month. This requires vigilance for those of us who live with dogs, large and small, in keeping the bathroom waste can and our laundry AWAY from the paws and teeth of our furry friends. These are domesticated animals that are not scent hounds, too. Imagine what wild animals and actual scent hounds would do when coming across what my cute and charming tyrants try to steal out of the trash. Regulated or not, that’s still a reality. The scent is totally trackable, and it’s a dead givaway to dogs used by the enemy.
So, short of major abdominal surgery to remove girl parts for no good reason, the hygiene issue remains a viable argument AGAINST women in combat.
Sorry, feminists. Try again.