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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

If women truly are equally capable of combat duty some of these military rape allegations we hear so much about should include, "And then I gouged his eyes out," or "And then I tore his testicles off and fed them to him," as part of the women's reports. Anyone ever seen a single report of such a thing happening? If women can't, or won't, defend themselves how can be expect them to effectively stand between our nation and the enemies who would destroy it?
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:23 AM
I'm not against women in the military. My own sister is a mechanic in the Air Force Reserves. Women serving in this fashion is a good thing because they free combat-capable men for combat duties.

But sending them into direct combat against our enemies is absurd. This is the real world, not some utopia where hard-wired instincts evolved over millions of years can simply be switched off at will.
Bulldog74 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:28 AM
My mom proudly served in the US Navy as a WAVE during WWII, but if she was around today she would think that this idea was completely absurd.

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...