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This religious woman says online one time “it’s divided equally, women have the kids and men fight the wars.”

My mouth dropped open and i nearly had a nose bleed.

Wtf kind of division is that exactly?!

Shouldn’t it be men work and women have the kids, how is having the kids equal in anyway to being shipped across an ocean and then getting your body ripped apart while you are jumping out of an airplane?

I didn’t care that she was religious. My problem was she had no inkling that what she was saying was waaaaayyyyyyyy off balance.

And im not talking about men should do this and women should do that im just saying her idea of equal was extremely crazy, crazier than me actually, we’re talking about trudging through the jungles of vietnam and getting booby trapped in your guts and ■■■■!

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Only a minority of men go to war. Delivering babies is a totally overwhelming business. Raising kids is a tremendous drain of your energy.

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The way I see it, there wouldn’t be any wars if women ran the world.

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Oh? What about Hillary Clinton and Margaret Thatcher?

I have heard this joke several times. “If women ran the world there would be no wars. There would just be a bunch of countries not talking to each other.”

I had a nut ball friend like that at one point. I don’t might if a woman doesn’t want to go into the business world or whatever and wants to raise the children (I think it is a good thing if one parent stays home. But I don’t think that it has to be the woman.), just wants to follow the old gender roles, doesn’t believe in abortion or whatever. I have a problem with it when they try to force that on me.

Beans to that. I have ambitions.

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It’s actually all the kids who are fighting our wars for us.

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I think that part of the reason we have so many people who want to serve is our media and culture. If you have ever seen 300 it was pretty much an open advertisement to go into the US military. So many of our games are based around war and killing too.

It’s not just that. We are really proud of all our wars. Especially WW2. I have seen many jokes (well people, mainly other Americans I think) about how excited we get over wars. It’s something we encourage in our children.

That’s why I don’t think a gun ban would ever work here.

You got that right! They would not be able to tell an adult the things they tell these kids about joining up!

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If all the countries were run by women,such as those two would not find it necessary. Something else would happen.

Sorry, nick77. I couldn’t think about all your questions. I’ve been away today.

We come from an older generation but I see the trends all around me. Answer at your leisure. Women and men aren’t fooling me. But I know there are nice people of both sexes out there.

OK…

There are many women in the United States army that go off to war in this day in age.

Some statistics I found. More later.

Murder and Gender

In 2011, the United States Department of Justice compiled homicide statistics in the United States between 1980 and 2008.[1] That study showed the following:

Offenders

Males committed the vast majority of homicides in the United States at that time, representing 90% of the total number of offenders.[2]
Young adult black males had the highest homicide offending rate compared to offenders in other racial and sex categories.[3]
White females of all ages had the lowest offending rates of any racial or age groups.[4]
The overall offending rates for both males and females have declined since 1990.[5]
Of children under age 5 killed by a parent, the rate for biological fathers was slightly higher than for biological mothers.[6]
However, of children under 5 killed by someone other than their parent, 80% were killed by males.[7]

Victims

Victimization rates for both males and females have been relatively stable since 2000.[8]
Males were more likely to be murder victims (76.8%).[9]
Females were most likely to be victims of domestic homicides (63.7%) and sex-related homicides (81.7%)[10]
Males were most likely to be victims of drug- (90.5%) and gang-related homicides (94.6%).[11]

Victims of Person Crimes in Canada by Gender, per 100,000 residents (2008)[13]
Crime Female Male Result Crime Type
Aggravated assault[14] 119 233 Males are 2 times more likely More severe
Forcible confinement 22 7 Females are 3.1 times more likely More severe
Homicide & attempted murder 2 7 Males are 3.5 times more likely More severe
Robbery 62 114 Males are 1.8 times more likely More severe
Sexual assault 68 6 Females are 11.3 times more likely More severe
More severe crimes 273 367 Males are 1.3 times more likely
Simple assault[15] 576 484 Females are 1.2 times more likely Less severe
Uttering threats 156 184 Males are 1.2 times more likely Less severe
Criminal harassment 135 51 Females are 2.6 times more likely Less severe
Less severe crimes 867 719 Females are 1.2 times more likely
Other assaults 16 62 Males are 3.9 times more likely Varies
Other “person” crimes 1 2 Males are 2 times more likely Varies

I was thinking more that if societies had evolved with women as the major players, that women wouldn’t have had inclination, interest or drive to amass armies, weapons spend eventually billions in order to kill, maim, destroy. I said I didn’t think there would be wars - something else would happen. I didn’t say women would want to get along with each other. heard a psychologist who had spent a lot of time watching children. One of her conclusions - Girls hug. Boys hit. That’s in general and before we are brainwashed by our society - either which way.

Your other comments I won’t answer. - sorry - I find them too emotion-charged, which draws a similar reaction from me and I can’t think well. I did post some ‘statistics’ in your other post.