Former Canadian Female supreme court justice Louise Arbour claims Women in Canada’s military face greater harm from comrades than enemy – June 5, 2022,
In 2022, there isn’t exactly a long line of YOUNG people trying to get into the Canadian military and one of the reasons for this is the EXISTING culture in the Canadian military which has a lot of men on high alert for falling short of one of the many POLITICAL violations, they could be victim to. Is there a CULTURE of rape in the Canadian, military? I can’t say, because I don’t know, but what I do know is that there have been ALLEGATIONS of misogyny, discrimination, sexual violence and trauma experienced predominantly by female members of the military.
Let’s break down the word Misogyny which is defined as a hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women? A lot of men don’t like the idea of AVERAGE women in the military, because men in these types of professions in which their lives are on the line are often hyper-aggressive to even their male “comrades”.
In the article I point to, there is a lot of use of the word “comrade”, which is commonly a word used by socialists and Communists. I’m not sure if the heavy use of this word revolves around french being Louise Arbour’s first language or if she imagines Canada’s military as part of her socialist utopia, but I found the excessive use of that word odd.
Moving on to discrimination, which in many ways is similar to misogyny, personally, I can imagine scenarios in which anyone can feel discriminated against, I can definitely imagine women feeling discriminated against in a predominantly male profession, especially one in which people’s lives are on the line. Men tend to want to push their “comrades” to the limits, to know who they’re dealing with, because, in times of battle, I’m going to know who you are based on our interactions PRIOR to battle.
Sometimes people are surprised to learn that someone in the heat of battle isn’t who they thought they were, but often attempting to get under someone’s skin, will tell you what you need to know about them when the pressures on. We also have to talk about potential attraction to the opposite sex, during training exercises, these men are young, likely horny and it’s not easy to recruit anyone to the military, and because it’s hard to get the entire story of these sexual misconduct allegations, it’s hard to know what’s really going on here.
Now, I don’t know why sexual violence was last on the list on the article I point to below. If Louise Arbour is arguing that “Women in Canada’s military face greater harm from comrades than enemy” I’d assume sexual violence is running rampant. Horny young men trying to get the attention of women or trying to push women to their limits could be interpreted by women possibly not used to this type of behavior by men as misogynistic, discriminatory, and traumatic. Fair enough.
But if someone is making the argument that sexual violence is rampant in the military, that has to be FRONT Aand centre for people to take this seriously. Because when I’m reading about these allegations, I’m looking for the excessive violent rape culture, because if this is happening I’m in agreement with Louise Arbour, but if this isn’t rampant and we’re talking about women not liking the nouns and pronouns used towards them, well now we’re back on the topic of the subjective.
Being in the military is not an easy job, I’m also sure a lot of these YOUNG men want to procreate. Should these young men potentially be more respectful to women? Sure, we can get behind that, but when people like Louise Arbour start throwing around statements like “Women in Canada’s military face greater harm from comrades than enemy” you have to show evidence so that people can read for themselves, what’s really going on here.
Some men and women aren’t built for this profession, it is what it is, but allegations don’t equate to guilt. Women in most professions tend to use up all the worker benefits at their disposal. If they feel as though they’ve been violated, they will report it, now, one of the reasons the existing courts handling these matters might not be taking them seriously is because of the details of the allegations and the lack of evidence to support the allegations.
But when you as a former judge start saying things like “Women in Canada’s military face greater harm from comrades than enemy” you’re putting yourself in a position never to be believed again, because if Canada goes to war, the enemy will try to KILL Canadian military personal and to date, I don’t see rampant death in the Canadian military.
Is there a potential mental health crisis happening amongst the women in the military? Sure, there’s nothing FUN about war, or being in the military and it’s not for everyone. But I hope we can start providing more details of these allegations and less name-calling and labeling because there is more than one side to every story or allegation and we need to hear the complete story to see what’s really going on here. I can’t stress enough that Louise Arbour wasn’t there when these allegations took place.
Louise Arbour is coming from a place of great privilege, I think her daughter is in the NDP, which is why her choice of words “comrades” made me wonder if this was all about politics for her. With Left-wingers they’re always trying to overthrow and change everything, social engineering is something Left Wingers like doing. If more details were provided, it would be easier to give an analysis but to date, I have to remain neutral. Just because someone was accused doesn’t make them guilty.
What a lot of people are doing is making it harder to believe women who are REAL victims of sexual violence. We don’t want to desensitize the public from real acts of sexual violence. When a lot of people make claims about rape, when people do actual investigations, often there were no acts of sexual violence and this is VERY serious, because throwing around the word rape MUST be taken seriously, but if the word is being abused by people who don’t like who men are talking to them, you’re inadvertently creating a culture in which violent acts of rape are NOT being taken seriously, because the public is being bombarded with subject rape allegations.
Leadership ‘incapable of examining which aspects of its culture have been the most deficient,’ writes Louise Arbour in report
Interesting times ahead!