Now that women are allowed to do any job, even to becoming professional soldiers, why not go that extra step and allow them to take part in “close combat”?
Why not? There’ll probably be a mini-surge of them, just as there has been in the case of promoting women to be chief executives of major multinationals, or preferential selection of women to become MPs. Before too long, some clever PR person in the Ministry of Defence will release a photo showing a whole platoon of women warriors marching about with their automatic rifles a-shouldered.
And then it will all settle down again to very low numbers indeed, just as it is already doing in the case of multinational business and will probably do so at the time of the next general election.