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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Icthelite Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:42 AM
Ever since the reversal on ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ I’d have to believe we have more women with higher testosterone levels than many of the males they’d be shoulder to shoulder with. If they feel they’re up to it give them the shot, if they’re not then they won’t make it out.
Drik Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:20 PM
They claim that the standards are discriminatory and lower the standards.

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...