White Women Don’t Fight

Culturally in North America, white women don’t start or stop fights unless they receive training to change their mind set.
By Major Van Harl USAF Ret

In typical Norman Rockwell thinking most School Teachers are expected to be women and white women do not fight.
In typical Norman Rockwell thinking most School Teachers are expected to be women and white women do not fight.
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Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)-  I am retired from law enforcement, both military and civilian.

I taught high school in a 95% percent minority school in rural Mississippi. As a male teacher in an Air Force uniform, I could be easily spotted coming from any direction on that campus.

According to current statistics, 84% percent of K-12th grade teachers in the US are female. 84% percent of the female teachers are white. Fighting on my high school campus was an everyday event and what I heard whenever I was in proximity of the fight was, “Major Harl get in there and stop those children.”

I was a man, and all the teachers knew I was a retired cop. I learned very quickly the ramifications of putting my hands on two teenagers while they were fighting. There was a good chance they would turn their violent intentions toward me. After I had been teaching for a year, the Air Force sent me to Junior ROTC instructor training. One of the first things they taught us was to guard yourself from being forced by verbal intimidation in the open hallways by the women teachers into breaking up the fights, or you may get hurt.

You need to understand basic psychology; men are the hunter-gathers who are supposed to provide for and protect their family, women nurture their family. The problem is you have this institution of junior and senior high schools full of children in adult bodies with raging hormones and brains (especially boys) that have not yet physically matured. Fighting is an immature way to solve children’s problems, but they manage to do a lot of it on campus.

Culturally, North American white women don’t fight.

Yes, they can be trained to fight, we do that all the time with women who join the military or police. You put an M-16 in a female soldier’s hands and she can very effectively put rounds down range on to an advancing enemy. If she runs out of ammo, the odds are she will not do well if she decides to stand and fight with her bare hands. That said, most unarmed men will loose also.

Schools have violence, both internal and external and the danger, of it being imported from off the campus, into the halls or classrooms is very real. In a time of crisis, you are the first responder, (whether it is fire, police or medical), not the help you dialed 911 for, that shows up after all the real violence is over.

As a teacher, you are allowed to have a first-aid kit and a fire extinguisher in your school. Many schools require their employees to have training in both those emergency response areas. What we fail to do in K-12th education is teach our educators how to correctly and pro-actively respond to campus violence.

Why is that? Because again, white women are not going to fight based on our culture, and we have too many female teachers and too many white female teachers in this country. Demographics in US K-12th schools have to change. If any other employer in this country only allowed 16% percent of its employees to be of one sex, there would be a class action law suit to stop such a discriminatory practice. By comparison as much as 50% percent of new law school and medical school classes are female.

The current GI Bill is almost a full ride scholarship. Why are we not pushing to get dramatically more male former soldiers into the business of educating this nation’s most valuable asset–our children?

We have to secure our school campuses and we have to harden our teachers to make them be prepared to protect our children. “But I went to college to teach children, I am not going to learn how to fight,” says Miss Jones the third grade teacher. Then perhaps, Miss Jones, you need to move aside and let someone new into the K-12th education system who might not think the way you do.

Of course the idea of more men in the K-12th system scares the teacher’s unions. K-12th is one of the last bastions of almost total female control in this country, and teachers unions will go down swinging to protect their way of life, but will they go down swinging to protect the children in their classroom?

I advised an old Air Force friend who teaches junior high about the subject of this column. She stated “you know I will fight for them.” This is not about bashing female teachers. I know there are both women and men teachers who would and who sadly have given their lives defending their students. It is about improving the process of protecting our children from evil.

Major Van Harl USAF Ret
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About Major Van Harl USAF Ret.:
Major Van E. Harl USAF Ret. , is a career Police Officer in the U.S. Air Force was born in Burlington, Iowa, USA, in 1955. He was the Deputy Chief of police at two Air Force Bases and the Commander of Law Enforcement Operations at another. Now retired, these days he enjoys camping, traveling, volunteering with the Girl Scouts and writing. [email protected]

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Robert Zraick

This debate is nonsense. All free human being have a right to defend themselves. This is not an opinion, it is a truth. In our country, we are guarenteed this right by the Constitution. It is the law and the government is forbidden to disarm the public in any and all ways. To do so is an act of treason. Statistics mean nothing to tyrants with the hidden agenda to disarm those who they wish to enslave. But gun control leads to more crime and death, not less. You are free and you can choose to have a weapon or… Read more »


Norman Rockwell was a great artist , but he failed to realize that women , regardless of race , creed , or color , were in no particular hurry to be murdered by one of the many misfits our fatally benevolent government and society insists on allowing to share our freedoms .


When are we going to learn? Hiding under desks and in corners does not work. "Lock downs" and waiting for police does not work. "Guns Free" zones don't work. Teachers and staff need to attack, with maximum lethal intent. Teachers will have to wait for a long time for a governmental solution. Teachers need to fix the problem themselves. Counter violence with all the courage, strength, meanness and all weapons at hand. If the school is attacked the teacher has a choice. Death or a possibility of stopping or minimizing the violent act. "Guns/Weapons free zones" are unsafe. When outnumbered… Read more »


Teachers and Guns. We cannot afford to provide specialized armed guards to each of 220,000 schools in the U.S. There is a good probability that the guard will not be at the right place at the right time. Uniformed guards would be an early target. Teachers should not be “required to carry guns.” But if a teacher obtains a permit for the appropriate state, which includes training and a background check they should be encouraged to carry. Guns Free Zones are islands of innocents. Get rid of them. Teachers who choose to carry have the same responsibility that any handgun… Read more »


The whole thing can be solved if cops and the media refused to give these shooter's names and show their pictures. No one would need to protect kids or anyone because this would stop. Instead of putting a band-aid on it, we could fix it, but apparently we don't really want to do that. And if women want to be in every job as men, as being cops or combat in the military, which they are inferior at, they should have no problem with 50% men teachers. Why does a male cop always have to subdue the guy and then… Read more »