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21Apr/062

Serial Number #3817131

Photographer Rachel Papo, who was born in 1970 in Ohio but was raised in Israel, has captured some stunning images of her fellow Israeli soldiers during her mandatory two years of service.

Two things struck me when viewing these images, neither of which I am proud of (considering these women are honorably serving their country). The first thing: damn, there are some very attractive females in the Israeli army. Maybe it's the guns (but that would be news to me, as I don't think that I have a gun fetish?), or maybe it's the photographer, but most of the images she captures are so intimate and revealing that they make the women look very good to me. Not quite as attractive as my beautiful wife, but close 🙂

The second thing was that their military service seems like a cake walk compared to what I imagined it to be, and I think the reason is because they are women. This isn't meant to insinuate a lack of will or capability, just that the treatment of the sexes can never be equal because men and women are never going to be identical (of course we should always strive for equivalence, though). It's the price we pay for sexual reproduction, and I'm all for it.

[via Centripetal Notion, which was via Kottke]

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  • i had the same reaction (as your first), but i think it’s mostly the photographer and her selective eye.

  • i had the same reaction (as your first), but i think it’s mostly the photographer and her selective eye.