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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Wolfgang6 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 1:51 PM
mulbery: Unless you have actually served in the infantry and know what is involved - and required - save your immature emotionalism. True equality MANDATES that the female pass the physical tests given to males - no exceptions, no watering down. It also mandates from now on unisex quarters, unisex showers, unisex toilets - no favoritism based on sexual differences because we can no longer consider the sexual differences. That is the new policy. You game to do this? I'll bet not.

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...