Remarks against women serving in combat roles in the IDF don’t make me mad anymore; they don’t even make me pity the speaker. It’s easy to understand that behind the patriarchal talk is a cry of distress from a group of frightened men.
What threatens them is what should comfort us – no one can reverse the existing situation: We have flanks of female soldiers, officers and pilots who will serve Israel no matter what. Years of fighting for equal opportunities have started to bear sweet fruit. Television studios are full of women. They are leaders in politics, law and academia.