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So I’m going to go out on a limb and say higher tech jobs pay better in the private sector. And honestly not a lot of women want to join either.
I've had a few (excellent) females in my rifle companies over the years.
I was somewhat dubious to begin with until that one time where a female Cpl brought her daughter in to parade night in the kid's car seat (no sitter available) and took her around all the stations in our Airborne Platoon PT test and knocked it out of the park e.g., doing situps with the baby seat at her feet going 'Boo!' to her daughter each time she crunched up.
I asked them why there weren't more women in the Infantry.
Their answer: no one invites women to join. All the advertising is fully 'Male WASP' targeted.
The women who figure it out say to themselves 'Hell, I can do that too, maybe even better', and most of them do just that.