Women in Combat is a trenchant examination of how feminism’s war on human nature has led to the unnatural and irrational decision to integrate women into frontline combat positions in every branch of the U.S. military, thereby compromising its purpose and its effectiveness.
In his unapologetic, yet often humorous assault upon the ramparts of modern feminism (and its fellow-travelers) Atkins takes no prisoners. He unsparingly demonstrates that human nature is real, and that any attempt to revolt against nature is doomed to foreordained failure. Human nature, he argues, is not a generic abstraction which can be severed from the masculine / feminine duality: It is woman’s nature to take flight in the face of danger, to protect her offspring, and to assume her responsibility as the heart and soul of the home. When she is obedient to her nature, she is the primary agent of the civilizing process in human society. By contrast, it is man’s nature to stand firm in the face of danger, to protect his family and his people when they are threatened, and, in times of peace, to provide security and shelter for his dependents. True equality can emerge only out of this primordial division of labor, since both masculine and feminine roles, traditionally understood, are equally indispensable to human flourishing.