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When Women Fight, Civilization Loses

deleeuw Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:21 PM
And yet, there are no efforts to prevent women from wearing makeup, having "pretty" hairdos etc., because that would be intolerant (and hurt their self-esteem) --never mind that it is wholly inappropriate for the purpose of the military (self-sacrifice, not "look how pretty I am"), let alone dangerous in a combat-related situation. BTW, I have actually seen a female office do her lipstick during a meeting.
deleeuw Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 3:52 PM
I'm still looking for a video of the "lipstick" incident, for those who don't believe me that an officer actually did this; and, no, this is not in and of itself an argument against women in combat, but rather as more proof the two-faced "equal-rights-but-special-treatment" (to quote Sulzberger) attitude of the "politically correct".
cramsey Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 2:43 PM
I am a veteran. I am a woman. I also have two daughters. I would not have chosen to have gone into combat; i am a lousy shot. I knew women who would have been glad to. As for your romanticized view of women? My daughter Chele, though tiny and dainty looking, was a terror from the cradle. She had her own set of BDU's in kindergarten. She took Tae Kwon Do, and by the time she was 8, Master Park, would gleefully greet new bully students with, "You ready to get a**s kicked by GIRL?" Few would spar with her. She was one of the few white kids in her high school, and she was attacked--twice. She broke two jaws, a nose and a kneecap. No one bothered her after that. Don't underestimate women.

And so it came, the coup de grace. The final "barrier" to "opportunities" for women in combat is no more. With a stroke of their pens, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey decreed that no battlefield mission or military role is off-limits to the female sex. The defense secretary and the general thus liberated mothers, daughters, sisters and wives to kill and be killed in the infantry, commando raids, even in Obama administration "overseas contingency operations." In so doing, they also slashed away at that last institutional protection for the space that separates men...