Plato Does Not Apply

Now that the Army has decided women may serve in combat situations, someone has dug up this old post on the subject by John Piper from 2007. In it, Piper expresses the following death wish:

“Suppose… Jason and Sarah were walking to McDonald’s after dark. And suppose a man with a knife jumped out of the bushes and threatened [them]. And suppose Jason knows that Sarah has a black belt in karate and could probably disarm the assailant better than he could. Should he step back and tell her to do it? No. He should step in front of her and be ready to lay down his life to protect her, irrespective of competency. It is written on his soul. That is what manhood does.”

Jenny Rae Armstrong takes this nonsense apart piece by piece, and it’s a beautiful thing.