“As strange as it sounds, someone slapping someone with a towel in the shower – that’s an element of the male cohesive unit,” one special operator said. That is our job.” These are concerns that women have had to grapple with for some time.
As the Pentagon moves ahead, the key, analysts add, is to point out incongruities in their concerns, and to cite how the US military has repeatedly overcome them in the past.
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“A lot of the barriers men discussed were very traditional” in the special operations community, including concerns centered around women’s emotionality or rationality, as well as what is seen as their “lack of control over their reproductive abilities,” says Portillo.
Many of the men who discussed their views of women in these terms had never worked with women as adults.