If I were a man that was also a cop, I wouldn’t want a female partner. In fact, I would probably wonder if the higher up that assigned me a female partner was trying to do me in because, it seems to me that it would be especially dangerous being a police officer if you’re riding around with a female partner.
The reason I think this is because the uniform does not have sufficient powers of persuasion to manage a worst case scenario. For example, if I am a 6’3″ parolee looking at serving another 10 years if I get collared for the crime I’m committing, I am going to be inclined to say to myself “I don’t think I am going to let you arrest me, today.” when the cop that shows up is a woman.
Adrenaline is flooding through my body and the only thing I am thinking is “I can take her.” And I would probably be right, except for that other cop–the male partner.
Unfortunately, because my first response is confidence that I can overpower the threat, I won’t hesitate to take violent measures. When that other cop shows up, he is going to be caught in the cross-hairs.
If the cop had not been female, I would have likely taken a moment to ask myself a few questions about the potential risk vs. reward. I might be in for a fight with a man. Not so, with a woman, I would assume. Even if she was, in all truth, a 99th degree black belt ninja warrior bad ass from hell, it won’t matter to me because all I know is you are a woman. I am much bigger and stronger and desperate than you and you are physically no match for me. I can take you. Whether or not that is in fact true is not relevant. Because the gears of violence are already set in motion.
I suspect that female cops provoke more violent encounters by virtue of their presence alone among the fence sitters–the perps that are willing to be violent to avoid arrest if they think they can get away with it.
This holds true to a factor of 10 for women serving in the military on the front lines, engaged in direct combat with the opposition. I imagine in some countries a man would rather gouge his own eyes out with a hot iron poker than surrender to a woman soldier. I’m going to go to any extreme possible to ensure that I am the winner of that fight, and I will die trying. And, so will anyone within 10 yard radius of her.
Ladies, do everyone a favor and stop your madness. You aren’t serving anyone’s interests but the one that belongs to your ego. That ego is going to get people killed, girl friend.