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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Vladilyich Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:20 AM
Doggone right! I would have given anything during Vietnam to see women have the same deprivation and danger that men did in the draft. If even 10,000 of the 58,000 killed during that "police action" had been female, the war would have ended before 1970.

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...