Macho retired crusader General Jerry Boykin hilariously confides to Chris Wallace that allowing women in combat roles would humiliate him “as a man,” because of, umm, “personal hygiene” issues:
“Now, as a man who has been there and as a man who has some experience in those kinds of units, I certainly don’t want to be in that environment with a female because it’s degrading and humiliating enough to do your personal hygiene and the other normal functions among your teammates.
Killing or converting Muslims is one thing; taking a piss or shitting with chicks around? Too scary! But of course nothing new. As retired United States Air Force colonel Martha McSally (as quoted in the Crooks & Liars piece) put it, “men and women have been serving together for years.” So “the privacy argument [is] a ‘red herring.’” To which General Boykin would no doubt reply ‘exactly, hehindeed’ because that monthly, as it were, red herring is the source of the other implied objection in Boykin’s and so many other masculine fossils’ resistance to integration. The thought that a comrade in arms might have to change her tampon saps morale and might as well signal surrender to the enemy. Next thing you know these moon-cycled, oozing pseudosoldiers will be replacing kevlar with Chantilly lace and tastefully arrange scented candles rather than set claymore mines. How are soldiers like the General supposed to kill a raghead if there’s an all-powerful, disarming vagina nearby?