Gaddafi never planned to send these women to the front line on the grounds that they weren't suited to it. Yet they were suited to be trained as killers?
Isn't the argument Gaddafi is making to NATO "I won't surrender even if I have to resort to arming women which we ALL find distasteful and nearly inhuman?" -- this whole argument relies on gender essentialism. This is the use of gender constructs in the name of state security.