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Why Every Responsible American Should Turn Their Daughter into a Man

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:07 PM
My dad raised me as the son he didn't have. I still wore party dresses and had tea parties. I could also ride a horse, shoot a rifle or pistol, and drive like the Earnhardts. I raced Porsches. I drag raced before women did these things (but not professionally). I had to be told it was time to quit playing football with the guys. I had the meanest bat the in the neighborhood. I was a lifeguard at 15 and by 17 had college guys working for me. And the BIG difference? Nothing was foreclosed to me. I followed my interests. When I figured out that guys liked cars and engines -- I learned about them. I never was without a date for Friday AND Saturday (the two days I was allowed to go out) (unless I was grounded). [next]
Elisabeth26 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:08 PM
Don't worry about your daughters. They'll do just fine. You mgiht think about teaching the boys about a few facts of feminine life before it smacks them in the face, however. It's not beyond either sex to cooperate and work toward a goal together -- even a deadly dangerous one.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:26 PM
I am so proud that you grew up hunting, drag racing, riding horses, being a life guard. My sisters were similarily raised. my oldest sister still (at 68 yrs old), drives a tractor and feeds cattle every day. I still would never chosen to be in a foxhole in 'Nam with any of my sisters, or anybody else's sister. I would have probably done something "dumb", like protecting their life with mine, sooner than one of the other, mostly teenaged, men in the squad. We were all 'brothers', whites and blacks alike, but we were not taught to protect anybody but our leader more than aynbody else. In civillian society, we were all taught to protect women and children before we protected men. You can not foeget a lifetime of instinctual protectivism...
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:27 PM
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just because you go through boot camp together.

Raising a daughter is tricky enough.  Last week, the job of all American parents became much more complicated.  Not only do parents of daughters have to worry about dates to the dance, mean girls on the playground, or making sure their daughters have good academic discipline but now parents also have to worry about the idea that if there ever is a national draft again, their daughter might just have the opportunity to sit in a foxhole, wet, cold and muddy, gripping the steel of an M-4 in her chapped hands, waiting to kill or be killed. 

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