We’ve routinely talked about proxy violence here at sheddingoftheego, the tendency for the female sex to use men (who are often all to willing to oblige) as tools of violence that they wield toward their own ends and desires, while maintaining a veneer of plausible deniability. This does not hold up in the reverse of course, the pussy pass is certainly not imagined but a very real phenomenon resulting in what appears as lower criminality for women even when they commit the exact same crimes as men, gynocentrism is institutionalized into our legal systems. This is not news to you of course, but what is seldom discussed is the other side of the coin, where women, instead of hiding behind the plausible deniability of their proxy violence choose to shout it from the mountain tops, the proud female, “you go girl” killer.
You may remember the now infamous clip of Hillary Clinton after the removal of Muammar Gaddafi from power, which resulted in Gaddafi being deposed and killed, watch below:
Am I defending Gaddafi? of course not, his crimes against his own people are extensively documented, the man was a murderous dictator, this is not about Gaddafi, but more about the cringe inducing spectacle of a woman, who, like all women will never be expected to fight and die in any war, or in any effort to depose a dictator snickering up in her ivory tower about how “we” came and “he” died. This is about her glossing over the fact that there was no “we” about it, heavily armed men brought about Gaddafis end, Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with it other than perhaps a signature on a paper authorizing this or that military function, if that.
It is true that plenty of men also sit up in their ivory towers, scribbling away on papers ordering dronestrikes, or initiating war from their air conditioned offices, the difference here is that men are as a gender expected to fight and die and generally don’t express this kind of sick joy at the thought of deposing and killing dictators. Those dictators may even be deserving of their fate, I’m not here to make those kinds of judgments, but ordering invasions and removals of dictators is serious business in which people…predominantly men are going to die, and after all the violence and chaos is done, after the blood has been shed, here comes Hillary snorting and chuckling as if it were just a silly little game, as if men haven’t risked their lives and even died so she could sit there and laugh about it, so she can sit sit there and tell people that women are the primary victims of war…
It’s this unabashed proud and unapologetic user of proxy violence that we see a lot less of. Most women that employ proxy violence are much less likely to shout it from the roof tops, preferring that the least amount of attention or blame be pointing in her direction, but an article titled She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away on female pilots that operate unmanned drones highlights this phenomenon. The featured image on the site shows the lower half of a woman’s face, presumably a female drone pilots, with a headset smirking in the background with a united states military drone in the foreground.
The article starts by saying the following:
Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.
She earned the call sign because her headset has bedazzled jewels running along the headband and earpieces.
“I use it to emasculate the enemy in the afterlife,” Sparkle said. “Many radical jihadists believe that being killed by a woman means they will not enter heaven. Considering how they treat their women, I’m OK with rubbing salt in the wound.”
Aww how cute, she kills people, but it’s ok because she has pink stuff on her headset guys, that means she’s not really a hired gun, that means it’s ok for her to drop explosives on people from afar, and those evil arabs, they beat their women anyway so…misogyny! and we can kill them now Kay! it’s amazing how much violence and destruction can be swept under the carpet of guurl power isn’t it?, the article only gets more macabre from there;
Spade finished the outbound leg and started to turn back to the target as the other crew fired. A pair of Hellfire missiles raced from the rails of the Reaper and landed just in front of the motorbike, spraying the target with shrapnel. As the other Reaper peeled off, Spade came in right behind. Sparkle kept the crosshairs locked on the cloud of smoke and debris from the strike. It was up to them to do the battle damage assessment—and handle the feelings that come with taking a life from thousands of miles away.
“When you hit a truck full of people, there are limbs and legs everywhere,” Sparkle said. “I watched a guy crawl away from the wreckage after one shot with no lower body. He slowly died. You have to watch that. You don’t get to turn away. You can’t be that soft girly traditional feminine and do the job. Those are the people who are going to have the nightmares.”
It isn’t the shooting that haunts RPA operators. It is what happens afterward. Unlike their fighter brethren, RPA pilots and sensors often loiter nearby after a strike to make sure it was successful and to gather more intelligence. To do that, the sensor pod keeps the crater and the blasted body in the center of the frame.
Sparkle could see a bunch of hot spots all over the ground, which were likely body parts. The target was dead, but that isn’t always the case. The Hellfire missile only has 12 pounds of explosives, so making sure the target is in the “frag pattern,” hit by shrapnel, is key.
As the other Reaper flew home to refuel and rearm, Spade stayed above the target, watching as villagers ran to the smoldering motorbike. Soon a truck arrived. Spade and Sparkle watched as they picked up the target’s blasted body.
“It’s just a dead body,” Sparkle said. “I grew up elbows deep in dead deer. We do what we needed to do. He’s dead. Now we’re going to watch him get buried.”
But that doesn’t mean what they see in the monitor doesn’t have any impact. Spade watched once as Taliban fighters took a group of men, bound and blindfolded, and executed them in the middle of the road. There was nothing he could do. Sparkle says she cried as she watched an Afghan man drag his wife out in the courtyard and beat her. She wanted to shoot, but couldn’t, so when she does have the chance to fire, she doesn’t hesitate.
“I know what they do to their women,” Sparkle said. “If you’re going to shoot a child in the head for trying to go to school, I have no problem with you being buried before sundown. I don’t think it is something to be upset about or cry about because they would kill me in a half a second if they could.”
Muslims try to bury the dead before sunset when possible, so a big part of the BDA is watching the funeral, Spade said.
Im sure that “sparkle” justifies all of the killing she does with these coping mechanisms, they’re “bad terrorists”, “I’ve seen what they do to their women” etc., but the truth is that not everyone she kills is going to be a terrorists and not everyone is going to be a woman beater either, theres plenty of collateral damage associated with these kinds of strikes. Collateral damage being of course the military euphemism for innocents, and theoretically assuming all of the people she kills really do beat their women, how in the hell does that give her the right to kill them? should violent women be dronestriked into mincemeat when they beat their husbands? somehow I doubt that sparkle here would agree. She continues on divulging the shocking fact that she can’t relate to most guys, who are according to her to obsessed with their masculinity and money.
She dated a bar manager and a pharmacy school student, but their worlds were too different.
“You want to date a guy and they just do jobs that seem so menial,” she said. “They gripe, bitch, and complain about the most trivial things. Most are still wrapped up in their idea of masculinity. They think their jobs or their money should be impressive. It just isn’t anymore. I don’t care how much weight you can lift, not a damn bit. Get over yourselves.”
She is now married to a fellow sensor.
I guess hypergamy extends to the act of killing as well, nothing like a career in dronestriking to show her what a “real man” is huh?, nothing much to say on the subject folks, just documenting.