WOW. Misogynist much?
not really, realistic. How many woman do you know in the armed forces? officers? special ops? have combat experince? it's just highly unlikely a woman could rise to 2nd in command (and thats what it looks like) of America's top special forces group. Plus it t's me off cause that's Flint's Job. I would think you would want somebody with combat experince doing what she was doing.
I have great respect for woman, and anyone man or woman serving in the armed forces. Let's not fool ourselves though, generally men are built more combat that does not make us unequal, just different.
There are women Generals in the US military. The first one was promoted to General in 1970.
more on woman generals
Now I Know and Knowing is half the battle.
I sincerly never do but do recall the large deal that has been about women in combat and women attempting to complete schools like West Point, and it's counterparts in other branches. (which i know some have now although i don't know off the time of my head or which ones)
I would still prefer Flint in the role but i guess no argument can be made against scarlet other than questioning her field experience and since Joe has always broken that rule for the ladies i guess that i could work too.
She doesn't have to be a general or even an officer in order to hold the position she maintains. One of her MOS's is intelligence. In special forces, there is a job called intelligence sergeant (18Z) which is held by the most qualified sergeant on the team. Who deals with much of the planning of missions and directs how it actually goes down. I have said all this to reinforce the idea of Scarlett's role in the new G.I. Joe. In order to be on a quick reaction anti-terrorist she would have to gone a very long way to prove herself. As an airborne infantryman who has seen combat I can tell that only until one faces combat you can't tell who you want in the foxhole next to you. I have actually seen some men cower while a woman did the shooting. Women aren't in special operations because they aren't allowed. Personally, I would take Scarlett to war with me.
In summary, it is a comic book so don't take it so seriously.