These ladies are slayin' it. Literally

You go (and torture) girls!
Nothing says feminism like war crimes.
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Don't get the wrong impression that the CIA has a few token women heading the agency in charge of torture, murder, and drug running. Because women are takin' over!

Indeed, the CIA may be well ahead of some other government agencies when it comes gender equality in the work force. In 2013, NBC News reported that women made up nearly half of the CIA's total workforce. What's more, women were serving in a variety of positions within the intelligence agency.

At the time of NBC News' report, women reportedly comprised 47 percent of the CIA's intelligence analysts, 40 percent of undercover operatives, and 59 percent of support staff tasked with handling security, communications, safe houses, and more.

The next time you hear about some guy being kidnapped, tortured, and murdered, the operation will most likely be directed and executed by women.
Yes, this is a victory for "gender equality".

Let's not forget that women are now the primary merchants of death in the world.
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As of Jan. 1, the CEOs of four of the nation's five biggest defense contractors — Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and the defense arm of Boeing — are now women. And across the negotiating table, the Pentagon's top weapons buyer and the chief overseer of the nation's nuclear stockpile now join other women in some of the most influential national security posts, such as the nation's top arms control negotiator and the secretary of the Air Force.
It’s a watershed for what has always been a male-dominated bastion, the culmination of decades of women entering science and engineering fields and knocking down barriers as government agencies and the private sector increasingly weigh merit over machismo.

That's right. Women have the merit to make billions in profits for obscenely wealthy people by selling weapons that will one day be used to kill thousands of poor children.
Not only that, but women will also be on the other side of the table, giving those same merchants of death government contracts stuffed to the brim with pork.

Andrea Thompson climbed the rungs as an Army officer before she was tapped by President Donald Trump to be undersecretary of State for arms control and international security affairs, the top diplomat who reviews billions in U.S. arms sales and is responsible for implementing and negotiating international weapons agreements.
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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty is the first woman to run the National Nuclear Security Administration, the arm of the Department of Energy that builds and maintains the nation’s nuclear weapons.

The dream of the suffragettes has come true.

"A truly matriarchal world, then, would be less prone to conflict and more conciliatory and cooperative than the one we inhabit now."
- Francis Fukuyama

I know what you are thinking: What makes women so much better than men at pushing death for profit, torturing, and murdering?
It's a good question. Here's the answer: women’s natural maternal instincts.

She explained this curious assertion to the House Armed Services Committee in March 2018: “If I ask everyone in this room to think about the most protective person you know in your life, someone who would do anything to keep you safe, half the people in this room would think about their moms,” Wilson said. “We are the protectors; that’s what the military does. We serve to protect the rest of you, and that’s a very natural place for a woman to be.”

Did you catch that?
It's only natural to think of a mother's love, and weapons of mass destruction, as one and the same.

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Though "military-industrial complex" always feels like a pejorative term, David Brown's piece strikes a positive note; it's written in that delicately faux-neutral fashion that presumes the institutions in question are swell, and that ladies in them sweller still. From helping to perpetuate a Yemen famine to spying on everyone, these ladies don't need no man, unless that man is military-aged and is underneath a Hellfire missile.
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@gjohnsit
The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness.
-Emmeline Pankhurst

When you have warfare, things happen; people suffer; the noncombatants suffer as well as the combatants. And so it happens in civil war.
- Emmeline Pankhurst

"No, I have never wanted to be a man. I have often wanted to be more effective as a woman, but I have never felt that trousers would do the trick!"
-Eleanor Roosevelt

For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
— Indira Gandhi

Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance. We have promises to keep to our people of work, food, clothing, and shelter, health and education.
— Indira Gandhi

We could have peace in one year if women were organized.
— Jeannette Rankin

O I know they make war because they want peace; they hate so that they may live; and they destroy the present to make the world safe for the future. When have they not done and said they did it for that?
— Elizabeth Smart

The peace crusade is going to take a long time. I will devote the rest of my life to world peace, but that will not be long enough. I will encourage others to carry on the work when I am done.
— Julia Ward Howe

The first step in the direction of a world rule of law is the recognition that peace no longer is an unobtainable ideal but a necessary condition of continued human existence.
— Margaret Mead

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@gjohnsit

"No, I have never wanted to be a man. I have often wanted to be more effective as a woman, but I have never felt that trousers would do the trick!"
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Has anyone seen HRC in anything but pants?

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@The Voice In the Wilderness
to be mentioned in the same breath as Eleanor Roosevelt.

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@gjohnsit
lady Macbeth!

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@The Voice In the Wilderness

as she found out when it was too late.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

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Yeah, the whole "women are morally superior because they become MOMMIES!" thing...because "defending my family" hasn't been the gold-standard of pop-fascist rhetoric (and tributaries thereof that can be found in the weapon/private security industries and the fitness/self-defense subcultures) for decades.

People don't think enough about the monstrous implications of all that: As long as your family's in danger, it's carte-blanche, isn't it? What wouldn't you do if it was necessary to protect your family?...and how dare anyone stand in your way demanding you ENDANGER YOUR FAMILY by spending time on "reason", "logic", and "facts"?

Also: Oh! Nice to see that neoconservative warmongering and clueless transhumanism-bashing aren't the only reasons for me to diss dear ol' Francis Fuckyomama.

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Remember, she's there for YOUR protection. Why do you hate Big Mommy? Clearly you're just afraid of being protected, and therefore obviously have issues with your masculinity, which is toxic I might add, which we know because men are more geared towards killing people.

Remember, you're also supposed to be HAPPY about this. Why aren't you HAPPY about this? Failure to be happy with this means you're sexist.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

whatever you want to call it, needs to be changed to something that Won't kill all of us.
I read somewhere there are now 75 Million millionaires in the world, yet 'only' 2500 Billionaires.
Some people have a pretty good buffer, I guess.

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

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Not that that was ever anything but a patriarchal rationalization for "protecting" and suppressing women....

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

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And the reason why I'm no longer sure I can call myself feminist.

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--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal
It's the movement that is lost.
Like many left-wing movements these days, feminism has forgotten its ideological foundations.

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@gjohnsit associated with left-wing thought. Just don't tell that to your average Conservative or Liberal pleb. Both are actually dense enough to believe "Liberal" is left-wing or worse, far-left. Oh how I wish that were true.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

it took the Republicans to do it. Oh, the irony.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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I don't think you can limit her to the classification of feminist, if that's what you intended by including her in the list. I once heard her address a lecture about the domestication of the American male, where she basically said that Am men were victimized and in the process of being reduced to chumps. This was ca 1970. I tried to "duck" the topic, but didn't find anything.

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@pindar's revenge
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Margaret Mead implies that the American male has voluntarily acquiesced to, and even covertly sought, his present ignoble combined role of wage slave and mother.

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"LO, THE POOR MALE" NY Times 1959
https://www.nytimes.com/1959/05/24/archives/lo-the-poor-male.html

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Equating the war machine as being "maternal"? Someone is getting paid way too much for churning out this ludicrous identity politics pablum and NOT calling it satire.

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If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Interesting essay in Time.

The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence

There is little dispute that men commit far more violent acts than women. According to FBI data on crime in the U.S., they account for some 90% of known murderers. And a study published in American Society of Criminology finds that men account for nearly 80% of all violent offenders reported in crime surveys, despite a substantial narrowing of the gap since the 1970s. But, whatever explains the higher levels of male violence—biology, culture or both—the indisputable fact is that it’s directed primarily at other males: in 2010, men were the victims in almost four out of five homicides and almost two-thirds of robberies and non-domestic aggravated assaults. Family and intimate relationships—the one area feminists often identify as a key battleground in the war on women—are also an area in which women are most likely to be violent, and not just in response to male aggression but toward children, elders, female relatives or partners, and non-violent men, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Violence.

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Research showing that women are often aggressors in domestic violence has been causing controversy for almost 40 years, ever since the 1975 National Family Violence Survey by sociologists Murray Straus and Richard Gelles of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire found that women were just as likely as men to report hitting a spouse and men were just as likely as women to report getting hit. The researchers initially assumed that, at least in cases of mutual violence, the women were defending themselves or retaliating. But when subsequent surveys asked who struck first, it turned out that women were as likely as men to initiate violence—a finding confirmed by more than 200 studies of intimate violence. In a 2010 review essay in the journal Partner Abuse, Straus concludes that women’s motives for domestic violence are often similar to men’s, ranging from anger to coercive control.

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@MrWebster

rather than just a quantitative one, it's that one.

Failing that, I'd just point out that the family being a place where people do violence to one another is not particularly surprising, that it's not surprising at all that women and men both do violence to children (although I believe sexual violence toward children is still statistically more the provenance of men, though obviously, not exclusively so), and that I don't think violence by adults committed on children should be mashed in with any kind of adult-on-adult violence, nor that it should be used to make any conclusions about gender other than the obvious one: women are not automatically non-violent.

We all know what the hierarchies in society are, and one of the most enduring and least permeable is the hierarchy that places adults above children, and children in a position almost of being property. Everything (save one thing) that the radical feminists said could be true, and large numbers of adult women could still beat children with impunity. The only thing it disproves is the obvious one: women are not automatically non-violent.

If they were automatically non-violent, they wouldn't have to be so strongly encouraged to deny their own aggressive impulses, in much the same way that, if we always had a plutocracy in this country, we wouldn't have needed the Powell memo, the invention of K Street, and the Reagan Revolution.

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--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@MrWebster

the message because of the messenger (Time magazine) I do note that Time magazine has been less than trustworthy on a number of occasions, and, like Newsweek, tends to try to shape belief and advance political goals rather than describing the world and reporting information.

That said, I myself know of a case of woman-on-man spousal abuse, so I'm certainly not saying it's impossible.

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The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

I don't find someone with the nickname of "Bloody Gina" reassuring...

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