I’ve served in all-male units and I’ve served in mixed sex units, and the all-male units simply worked more smoothly…
This of course was what the Marine Corps found when they compared teams with all men and mixed sex teams. The Marine Corps study was promptly dismissed because it doesn’t fit the narrative. The only solution here is to make it impossible to compare mixed sex and all male units. This is one of the reasons that all units, every single one, must include women. If there are any units without women, the men will be able to identify the difference. Every submarine, every SEAL team, etc. must include a woman or it will be possible to point out that all male teams perform better. This won’t happen overnight, but it is the fundamental goal and we should expect that it will eventually be accomplished.
The other reason this has to happen is women’s envy of gratitude and respect. Our nation must never again be grateful for the sacrifice of men without in the same breath stating that we are equally grateful for the sacrifice of the women who were present. At all costs. Never again. To feminists it is better to lose a battle, or even a war, than to suffer that unbearable indignity. Our political and military leaders have heard this order, and are fully committed to carrying it out.
The new bargain here is identical to the new bargain on marriage. Men will retain sole responsibility for the success or failure of the mission, but women will be declared fully equal partners while having a long list of special rights. This is why the fact that failure is much more likely doesn’t really bother most (conservatives or liberals). All we need is for the men to stop complaining, man up, and somehow make it all work. Then we can get on with the business of thanking the men and women who protected us.