Reading progress update: I've read 246 out of 254 pages.

Gundam 00 Lite Novel 1 - Noboru Kimura

Of course we have Marina ineffectually clutching at her breast doing nothing.

Women in this book do nothing. It's the men that get to make the grandiose gestures and speeches. Women are supposed to make peace and be quiet and all that while it's the men that are the only ones that get to fight.