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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Mr Difar Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:21 AM
Not true. Not by a long shot. The induction of gays is not impetus to mandate "gender neutral" standards of performance which are now being required by the Pentagon. I don't care if a guy is homosexual and he does his job. In a combat unit his male genetics make him equal to the job. A female frame is unable to do the work of combat, and the gender distinction is a real and present danger working in the minds of the unit members. Women in combat will get US warriors killed. They will degrade the standards and capabilities of the unit, turning winners into losers. If you lose on the battlefield you die and others will die after you.

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...