Donald Trump was questioned last night about his remark that “what did women expect when they demanded to sign up to serve in the military only to get raped.” It was a typical remark that could be expected from this deranged buffoon who took five deferments to avoid serving himself.
But the question needs to be asked ‘why would women want to join the military’ Beyond the simple answers that it’s a job that provides adventure and good benefits, there is a much more important reason. Women now held important positions in government on all levels, but realized that unless they were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, that being putting their lives on the line to serve their country, they could never expect equal footing. ‘Stay back little lady, this is man’s work and you’ll just get in the way’ was the implicit unsaid position of most men in this country. Too a large extent it still is. That doesn’t mean that all women have to serve, but those who want to have that right jus”t like the men. And if a draft is reinstated they are going to have to be willing to serve along with the men. It’s the price for equality and they are doing it. Who is so callous, and there are some, to say that Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in Vietnam isn’t fully afforded any and all rights given to a man. She is a poignant symbol for women that they deserve every bit the same respect as men do in this country, including being President.
Now let’s take a look at Trumps remarks about rape. His point was that men get horny and sometimes can’t control themselves when they see a women. That may be true but you would hope that America’s finest could satisfy themselves short of rape. Masturbation isn’t a sin and it’s not shameful. But sex is looked down upon in this country and most “good” people think repression is the solution. It is not the answer. Thousands of cases of rape clearly state this. Throughout history, including our own, Armies were followed by a small army of prostitutes willing to service the boys when they were in need. In fact the term ‘Hooker’ describes the ladies who followed General Hookers army during the civil war. But the good church people saw these sex workers as sinners, sluts if you may. Sex was only to make babies and even then it was disgusting, only to be done in the standard ‘missionary’ position and in the dark. Lord Jesus was born without the necessity of filthy sex, i.e. the virgin Mary.
I can’t see any sensible solutions to the problem of rape in the military anytime soon, American’s like Trump will continue to say that female troops should just expect it. What an asshole!