I have been meditating on this news story I recently heard about a women finding a refrence to her in her old boyfriends WW2 journal.
Essentially, these two were a couple, and married, he joined the marines are was in the pacific. He was killed and his journal recovered, she was touring a museum and found the journal referencing her. Its a pretty crazy story based on coincidences, but there is stuff to learn.
First, the unfair burden that is readily accepted. This guy went off to fight one of the largest and most terrifying enemies we have ever faced while the women sat back at home. I would like to see feminists explain away why this was fair.
Anyway, a quote from him ‘”I had a letter from Laura Mae, and she said she loved me, yippee,”‘
It’s sweet, but at its root pretty beta. It pains me to write this, understand that. Here was a guy doing a very brave thing, and he is ‘yipee-ing’ because some women back at home loved him. This is a key contention so many pre-pill do not understand. ‘What is so bad about that?’
Well, pretty much everything. How is some occasional letters of love worth the sacrifice he was enduring? How nice it must be to be a women, say you love some guy and watch him march off to war. Think it doesnt happen or cant happen?
Perhaps you have never heard of the White Feather. (http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWfeather.htm)
Basically it was a social movement that girls gave their ‘cowardly’ boyfriends a white feather to shame them into joining the UK’s army. Namely WW2 trench warfare meat grinder. Think how fucked up that is. A girl will generally not see the horrors of war, yet society is fine shaming the men into war. I heard a lot of stories of soldiers coming BACK from the front, and receiving feathers by bitches who had no idea they already served and were wounded.
It a lot of ways female power has long existed, and its focus of power has shifted. Now, you do not see many women shaming men into the military, but you do see them shaming men of being a MAN.
I can understand, because I one point in my life I was ready to be SACRIFICIAL to a woman, because that was how I demonstrated ‘love’ right? I am glad I awoke from that lie. Not many do. This guy served bravely, but he died believing a lie- the lie that the trade he was doing was somehow fair.