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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Emmet Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:50 PM
Taliban commander: "Okay you folks, our enemies have female soldiers amongst them, so .. you are not to run faster and lift heavier equipment, you must give them equal chance or I swear to Allah I'll have your a s s .. er .. I mean .. m u l e."

The first line of attack in political battles is language. Getting people to phrase things your way is the first step to getting them to think your way.

In the foggy mess of the debate over women in combat, you will see media references to a “ban” being “lifted.”

Bans are bad. Lifting bans is good. Therein lies the bias strangling this issue in the dominant media culture.

Am I “banned” from the women’s restrooms at work? No, I’m just not supposed to be in there, so that word doesn’t come up. The...