Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Women's Liberation?

Emily Thompson, the first woman to pilot the F-35 jet in combat. At an unspecified time earlier this month, Thompson took off from her base in the United Arab Emirates to bomb an unnamed country.  It has been hailed as a step forward for women, "inspirational", "empowering" and “breaking the glass ceiling". 

Thompson’s ground crew was also all-female.  Her bomb loader, advised young girls: “Be confident and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because you can.”

Few in the media questioned whether this was really a victory for female equality that Thompson and her sisters in the American military are contributing to a campaign that has killed huge numbers of women and children.

 The CIA is now a feminist institution according to the logic that women head its key directorates.

The feminine touch has been placed upon the merchants of death. Four of the five largest weapons manufacturers in the United States are headed by female CEOs.

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