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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Kimbery Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:28 AM
I was in the military for 11 years and only knew 3 men less than 5'5. The average male is 5'10. For women, on the other hand, 5'5 would be the norm. A 5'5 woman has the upper body strength of a 12 year old boy.

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...