reply to post by felonius
I'm gonna throw down a funny/sad thing here...
My dad was Army, and when we were stationed in Germany, one of the Army Rangers assigned to our base was SFC Cross... I met him and he was cool as
beans. We also had other Special Forces soldiers around, so the barbecues and parties were fly.
Years later, I go to university, and sit a course with Dr. Becky Cross. Dr. Cross was the same person, although transitioned. She was a great person
and I enjoyed every moment I studied with her (and she could still kick ass on the sparring mats at University - great times sparring with her). She
even ribbed me for wearing a kilt during the South Texas summer months (and most of the time, I rock them frequently over the year - and no one starts
crap for me wearing them, either. six-two and 240 of muscle tends to discourage that crap)
So, your whole theory of gender and gender identification is moot. Dr. Cross was quite 'macho' and hypermale in the service, and still strong as a
woman. she was still able to fight and I had quite a few bruises from her in our bouts. Could stand in a breech and hold off the enemy - male or
Real fighters know that it is the size of the fight inside, not what's swinging between your legs.
I respectfully disagree, as a follower of the warrior's path. Assumptions like yours can blind you to realistically assessing someone's danger to you
if you so not accept that female and feminine traits do not overrule the ability to fight.
That's the crux, though - true warriors know that their steel cannot be softened by anything, so therefore things like gender identity become
irrelevant. Dr. Cross was a powerful warrior, even in her later years.
Wise warriors see what is, not what is signposted.
edit on 13/4/11 by MagoSA because: (no reason given)