Ok, this week FINALLY the law was changed so that the military could acknowledge women in combat. They’ve been there quite a while, apparently, but they couldn’t get combat pay. That, Thankfully has changed.
So why are we still seeing memes like this:
Seriously, just WTF? We won’t even get into the exploitation of greiving children for propagandistic purposes, let’s JUST deal with the sexism here. Seriously, “I’ll take care of mom?!” YOU”RE 4 and you’re mother is a grown woman! Why is it never, “I’ll take care of Daddy, Mom?”
Women die in the army too, assholes. And btw, they are also raped in STAGGERING numbers, nobody is really sure how many because women who report the rapes are often, and by often, I mean a fucking lot, drummed out for “psychiatiric reasons” cuz it’s totally CRAZY to betray your battle buddies, and then get a bit PTSD-y about having to serve in the same unit as your fucking rapist??
I’m mad. Perhaps you can tell. I’m mad that there is still such a a huge amount of sexism. Women serve. Women die. Women leave their husbands and loved ones behind to “protect our freedoms”…where are the memes showing the grieving daughters in uniforms promising to take care of daddy? Where are the women soldiers with a “good boy” standing behind them? Where are the screams and outcries against those who would violate OUR troops whom we claim to support so much?!?
This needs fixed. And I’m about to figure out how to work a meme maker, and do my fuckin part right now.