Indeed, there are remarkable examples of women out front, and there were good men who, like their female battle buddies, maintained their military ethos every service member is ingrained to hold firm: “Mission first, people always.” We didn’t look at the situation and ask if we were setting up women for failure; we asked ourselves if we were setting up our mission for failure if it were performed without women. This is an essential angle to consider outside of the military, too, which has proven to lead to success from top Fortune 500 companies once they have more women on their boards, to longevity in post-war stability when women are part of peace talks.

Today we must ask ourselves if we should be solely relying on women to be the impetus for change in our culture? Or, to help change the tide of this conversation to lasting progress, shouldn’t we be enlisting men?