Everybody knows that the mainland’s army is more than twice as huge as Taiwan’s. So if Taiwan enforced the draft for women as well as men… then there would be a hell of a lot more manpower available to defend Taiwan.
Unfortunately, not only do women not serve an obligatory two years in the army, but they don’t even learn how to use a gun properly. Allow me to explain:
As my Chinese teacher pointed out, in Middle School everyone has to go to a special class called something like “Army class” (similar to the USA’s “R.O.T.C.”) - it’s a special side class where a real soldier teaches the little children how to use a gun.
Boys have to hit the target six times out of six - then they pass. However, girls only have to pick up the gun and blindly shoot anywhere - yes - blindly - that means maybe without even looking.
Now everybody who’s studied the history of warfare knows that up to one-half of all casualties are caused by friendly fire. So here we have an island teaching half of its population (girls) to pick up the gun and turn your head and close your eyes and shoot. Never mind if they accidentally kill the soldier who taught them to do this - because he’s an idiot - just like the politicians who allow this situation to continue are absolutely… I really can’t find a more appropriate word…STUPID… and perhaps suicidal.
Taiwan should really follow Israel’s example in regard to its defense. Taiwan is lacking in man power and it’s sacrificing half of its manpower because of some stupid conservative sexist attitude.
My Chinese teacher did tell me: during the class a lot of the girls started getting hysterical and crying. They were very afraid of fire arms. So the sodiers got soft and decided to just let them shoot once and forget it.
Well, I’m not surprised.
First of all, the girls were crying because they’ve been raised and conditioned to act like that since they were born. All the soldier would need to do is say:
“NO. You have to hit the target six times out of six. So quit crying and shoot the gun.”
If the children are expected to be tough - then they will be tough. If the children are expected to be soft wimps (which is expected of girls in Taiwan) then they will indeed play that role…
And the more they play that role - the more soft they will be - and Taiwan’s defenses will be softer, too.
In our Chinese book, the new word was “sexual discrimination”. The question in the book was something like - “do you think that not requiring military service for women is a form of sexual discrimination?”
I thought to myself, ‘is this a question?’ and I answered,“of course it’s sexual discrimination. It’s very obvious.”
But the problem goes deeper than sexual discrimination. It just weakens Taiwan’s defenses.