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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Seawolf Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:07 AM
We have too many flags up there now that have no holders and ticket punchers who suck up to the zero for their next star....I sure as hell don't want some women up there who knows nothing except what she read in a book.

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...