[Warning - I am in rant mode. Please excuse my language]
They may not have a sense of humor, but chutzpah they have in spades.
I've been reading blogs and listening to the radio for the past week, and I've noticed something that has increasingly made me angry. Here and there, between the bulletins about rockets falling and the human interest stories about how the people in bomb shelters are dealing with the situation, the media interviews "experts" - feminists all, who complain about one thing.
They don't like the "kol haGavri" (the male voice). This is the buzzword that the feminists use to kvetch about how "male dominated" the war has been (conveniently ignoring the fact that there are female fighter pilots over the skies of Lebanon and that the spokesman for the IDF happens to be a spokeswoman).
They think that the male, aggressive side is being too dominant now - and they want to hear more "talking it out" and negotiating. (Now, now, Hassan, we use our words and not our rockets....)
Shulamit Aloni went as far as to say that the IDF has an indecent drive to kill. (Good morning Shula - our army actually wants to kill the enemy...who woulda thought?)
I can't stand it anymore, and I have to ask all of the feminists in Israel who are complaining just one simple question.
Where the hell do you think you live?
Listen carefully, and I'll tell you where you live. You live in a place where there are maniacs on our northern border who want, in the best-case scenario, to put you in a head-to-toe black shroud. In the worst-case scenario they want to kill every Jew in Israel. Yeah, even those Jews who live in Tel-Aviv. Yeah, even the ones who use their words and talk it out.
You know those IDF soldiers who you complain are "too macho"? I know some of them. Three of my neighbors are on their way to the north right now. These men rock their babies to sleep, hang up the laundry, and help their wives with the cooking, in addition to working full time jobs to support their families.
You know what else they sometimes do? When other people are in danger they put on a uniform and they kick butt.
Instead of complaining you should be grateful that they have the guts to do it - because it is you who they are risking their lives to save.
I'll be the first to say "Hurray for testosterone!" I thank G-d that I live in a country where the men don't hide behind the women and children but stand in front of them and fight. And I think the feminists should realize that their freedom to open their mouths and complain comes directly from this "kol HaGavri".