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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

McD2004 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:42 AM
Should a woman be trained for combat? Yes - for instances of the worst case scenario. Should women be in combat units? No. The bottom line is that women in combat will be targeted by the enemy and they will be raped. It IS selfish of the women and they ARE putting their squads at risk by their being there. The other bottom line is that when men in women are put into stressful conditions together, they are inclined to fall in "love." Love/sex-distracted soldiers in the combat zone are a No Go. There are certain jobs men are more suited for. Combat is one of them.

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...