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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

pascagoulapappy Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:02 PM
It is a fiction, not a fact, that women serve in the same capacity as men in the Israeli army. The Israelis tears ago stopped putting female personnel into frontline combat roles. And, yes, your strange logic notwithstanding, there is still a front line.

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...