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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Michael160 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 2:42 PM
Dozens of women have been killed and thousands wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan war. I have not heard any particular outcry, especially from the Right which has just now become so protective.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:08 PM
If you haven't heard any outcry, Michelle, it's because you have not been listening.

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...