I just came across this shockingly politically incorrect article over in Norway. I couldn’t believe that this was actually published by our left-leaning Dagbladet, yet they did. Here is my translation of the news story:
“If we want more women in the military’s spear tip that is completely ok, but then we also have to accept that our combat ability diminishes, says Lieutenant Colonel Harald Høiback.
-It can certainly require quite a man to shoot oneself out of a several hour-long ambush. A unit’s combat efficiency will therefore sink if one recruits well-trained women at the cost of well-trained men, he writes in an entry at Forsvarets Forum (The Military’s Forum).
There he also writes that we have to accept that combat ability diminishes if we want more women in the spear tip of defence.
Stronger and quicker.
To NRK Høiback says that he is supportive of having women in the Military, but that this comes at a cost if these women are heading to the sharpest units.
-All in all we see that having women in the front is something that we almost cannot find in any society or any epoch, I think there are good reasons for this, says Høiback.
He says that boys on average are stronger and quicker, and that there are military reasons as to why there have been so few women in combat units historically speaking.
-It’s not just about physical form.
Nina Rones is a researcher over at the Military’s Research Institute and says that Høiback’s conclusion is based on myths.
-It’s not just about physical form. Both organisation and communication equipment is important during combat. It is not correct that men have advantages over women on all physical arenas. When we are talking about extreme endurance there is a lot of evidence suggesting that women fare better than men.”
Here is another sunshine story from 2015…….(*drumroll*)
Women in the Military wonder if they are there just because of quotas.
Pretty much all of the women in Norway’s Military are wondering if they are there because of quotas, says a new report made by the Eastlandresearch on behalf of the Defence Department.
Four researchers are behind the report. They have studied the possibility for increased diversity in the military. The report is based on interviews with around a 100 people, among them women. The researches have also followed exercises and lessons. The conclusion is that “everyone” is concerned about quotas, and that “everybody” believes that they are there because of them, writes Aftenposten.
-Nobody knows for sure if they’ve been taken into the military as a result of quotas. Because of this there is a veil of suspicion laid upon all women. Concludes project leader Trude Hella Eide from Eastlandresearch.
The suspicion about quotas is especially visible when it comes to promotions in the armed forces.
Rear Admiral Louise Kathrine Dedichen says she recognise the problematic situation.
-A perception that all women in the military are there as a result of quotas is sad. It is also wrong. Quotas are looked upon in a negative way, but it is actually a positive and necessary tool, that is clever of the Military to use, says Dedichen, who’ve been accused of getting her position as boss for the Military’s Education School, as a result of her being a woman. The Supreme Court refuted the allegations last year.
Next year the egalitarian draft will be put into effect when women from this year’s session are going out into the Initial Service. Dedichen is looking forward to this. She thinks the initiative will help the armed forces in the right direction.
-That more women are coming in is positive in and of its own. It will do something with the problems we have today, she says.
The Soviets already tried this.