Canada's new $10 bill shows UN-dressed soldier
Let me be the one to give the new $10 rag its
well-deserved name, the "Fem-ten." I am sure that others will do
better. Another name that comes to mind is the "Beaver." For those
unfamiliar with Canadian colloquialisms, a more appropriate name would be
a designation normally reserved for small varieties of cuddly felines, but
"Beaver" is sooo nationalistic.
All along I wondered what sex the soldier on the Fem-ten belongs to. Well, I just
read an article announcing the new bill and I'm not wondering any longer. The
soldier is a "she." Actually if you look closer, there are two female soldiers,
a slight over-representation, as only three soldiers are shown, not counting the elderly
man standing at the right edge of the excerpt from the bill shown below. He, of the
generation and the sex that had to do the dying to "preserve Canada's freedom"
while a fortune was being made by the military industrial complex from the armament
efforts in two wars is a survivor of the tens of thousands of Canadian men who had to die
and never received the honour of being featured on one of Canada's monetary denominations.
The onlookers on the right appear to be bathed in the light of the glory
of the world peace brought about by the feminists' efforts solidly based on the
backs, health and lives of the men who did, and will be doing, the dying.
However, it is perhaps fitting that the only one of the three soldiers in uniform shown
on the new ten dollar bill who is carrying a weapon, is a man, perhaps just a cadet.
Let there be no mistake. It will be he and other men like him who'll be doing the dying
once more and time and again if Canada, or rather our prime minister, makes the
unfortunate decision to get Canada involved in another military action somewhere.
More than a million Canadian men and about 50,000 women, with the latter being employed
in non-combatant service positions, served in the Canadian Armed forces during
W.W.II. About 42,000 of them and virtually no women died.
Roughly 90 percent of our armed forces are men, and perhaps 150 of the 6,000 or so
female "soldiers" are women in combat positions. There are a few
(one token fighter pilot), a few artillery observers, such as the female soldier with the
field glasses depicted on the new ten dollar bill, but there won't be any female soldiers
in the trenches or digging them, let alone dying in them.
Just as anywhere else where women are being or have been used in military forces, the
Canadian Armed Forces, too, prevent women from serving in positions that may expose them
to the risk of coming into physical contact with enemy forces.
Females comprise only ten percent of Canada's Armed Forces in spite of many,
many millions of dollars having been spent in massive advertising campaigns aimed at
attracting more women over the past ten years (and vastly more more than a billion
if I recall that correctly in "gender sensitivity training" for the men so that
they are more attuned to female sensitivities). The maximum number of women in
combat positions never went much over 450 and is now in the order of
150. The role and extent of involvement of women today is hardly much greater than
it was during W.W.II, but the proportions of men and women involved in any real war will
no doubt again be about the same as it was in W.W.II.
When it comes to dying, suffering and getting maimed in the course of duty, it'll
happen to men, not to women in war and in peace. Even glorifying the role of women
soldiers on the new Canadian $10 bill won't change that.
Women don't want to be more equal in that area of endeavour. It is
discriminatory. Virtually without exception the dangerous, dirty and sweaty jobs are
done by men. Women get those kinds of jobs that don't cause them to have to fear
anything other than to receive paper cuts even in the armed forces and
if something more unbecoming or distasteful needs to be done, there are more than enough
men around expected and willing to do it.
Would it not be nice if men were to receive just a little bit of recognition for the
sacrifices we expect them to make? However, with the current political climate that
turned a whole nation against men and made them
the Jews of the
third millennium that is very unlikely to happen.
The "new" reality:
What Men Know That Women
Don't, by Rich Zubaty
To preserve and protect
The Toonie (a.k.a. the
O.K. Dialogue between a feminist and a man
Now and Then A Comparison; Parallels between the methods used in the Nazi's extermination of
millions of Jews and those used in the whole-sale destruction of our families in the 21st
The Establishment Goes Bolshevik: "Entertainment" Replaces Art
(Look for that heading in
The Frankfurt School and "Political Correctness", By Michael
Minnicino, Winter, 1992 issue of FIDELIO Magazine.)
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