*Sigh* It all boils down to being ‘butthurt’ with you guys, does it not? It’s not just I’m trying to explain to your think skulls. That. Is. Why. I. Mentioned. Handguns and shotguns. A real modern female badass would use those instead of standing/crunching/whatever in the background with a sniper rifle, like a coward (no, males are not cowards as they are not choosing a typical female role) while the men go in close. A real women fights alongside them, as their equal. I know combat knives are for dire situations. A real fighter acknowledges their opponent as a person, looking them in the eyes as they kill them. A coward (or psychopath) just treats them as a nameless 'enemy' target. I did not get this from 'manga, animes and games'. I have them as I believe in honour and rules in combat, as most warriors, of history and today, do. I hate pragmatists, though I know they will always exist. This even carries to history. Even in cultures were women were permitted to fight, it was mostly muscular men who wielded the bows (as well, they are heavy; just look at your average longbow), while the women used pole arms. Samurai were renowned for their skills with a bow. The katana was not their primary weapon; yes it was prominant, but not their defining skill. However, in Japan, pole arms are considered 'feminine' (which is silly), as it distances the wielder and takes away the strength advantage of men (and due it being favoured by the wives of samurai, to protect the household; speaking of which, Japan still upholds the whole Yamato Nadeshiko as the 'real, ideal woman'). P.S.: I do understand, indirectly, what it is like in the army. I know full-well what the British equivalent of Nazis have done to Irish over of the of fighting for freedom. My mother, along with many others, saw first-hand what those scum did to Ireland’s people. She had a British riffle pointed at her head more than once (the first time, just because she passed through a certain area, the second because she was taking her Catholic’s friend’s children to school. And there was once more after that. The cowards would not fire though, they just used the things to try and scare civilians (well, there is the list of children they killed). Oh, let’s not forget the sheer volume of video and photo evidence. Let’s not forget how the British government tried to excuse the events of Bloody Sunday/Domhnach na Fola by claiming the soldiers were ‘acting out with their control. Yes, because choosing to shoot unarmed civilians, including a priest and teenagers, waving a (blood-stained) handkerchief of peace while trying to lead an injured teen to safety (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/Edward_Daly_Bloody_Sunday.jpg the most famous image; there are more). Next, my Great Grandfather, like so many other Contentious Objectors, was forced into the British army. He was a peaceful man, a true pacifist, a true gentleman, and being drafted forced him against that. However, he still rebelled. He tore the Union flag from his jacket and the end of the war, refused to accept his medals – he didn’t want to be praised for killing. And before you say shit like “oh, so he supported the Nazis/didn’t enjoy killing them”? or some shit like that, he believe fighting was stooping to their level (again, I reference the fact that there is no ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ in war.