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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Servo1969 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 1:49 AM
Robert Heinlein - 1973 Notebooks of Lazarus Long from “TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE” “All societies are based on rules to protect pregnant women and young children. All else is surplus age, excrescence, adornment, luxury or folly which can—and must—be dumped in emergency to preserve this prime function. As racial survival is the only universal morality, no other basic is possible. Attempts to formulate a “perfect society” on any foundation other than “women and children first!” is not only witless, it is automatically genocidal. Nevertheless, starry-eyed idealists (all of them male) have tried endlessly—and no doubt will keep on trying.”
AZYaateeh Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:07 AM
And this is why Heinlein was an engineer, not a historian.

No society prior to Christianity, except the Jews, had "women and children first". Children and women are cheap, you can make more of them, and if they're not up to your standards you can kill them. That's why killing newborns just for being female was practiced from Italy to China and from Switzerland to Zululand. It still is in all the parts of the world that didn't go Christian at least for a while.
Servo1969 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:21 AM
The choice is: Do men in our society protect women or consider them disposable like used condoms?

Well?

Which will it be?

It would seem progressives favor the latter and are working to make it the new normal.
If a woman gets in trouble in combat because she's weak or on her period, well, sucks to be her.
It's OK. We'll just make more, right?

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...