The Blood-Smeared Glass Ceiling

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    In one of his last acts as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta today will revoke the last of the policies that prevent women from serving in combat arms.

    Make no mistake about it: this action isn’t about civil rights, equal opportunity, or any of the laudable things America has done in the past fifty years to remove false barriers within the military. This is different. It’s a purely political act that will make our military — and the military families liberals claim to venerate — much weaker than they are today.

    Panetta is acting in response to feminists’ demands that women be able to serve in any capacity men do because they will be denied promotion to the higher ranks if they lack combat experience. It’s true that there is a huge number of women of flag rank among the services, some at the top four-star rank. But there surely is a “glass ceiling” in the combat arms that women haven’t broken through.

    The problem with this statement of the issue is that the military “glass ceiling” is streaked with blood. If women are to be warriors — and thus earn the right to command other warriors — they have to train like men, live like men, and be able to survive the intense dangers of the modern battlefield as many men do. If they don’t, they cannot gain the respect and admiration that commanders of warriors must have to be effective. Should they be permitted to do that?






    The American Spectator : The Blood-Smeared Glass Ceiling








    yes,
     
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    Progressive aren't fucking around with their War on Women
     
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    Panetta is acting in response to feminists’ demands that women be able to serve in any capacity men do because they will be denied promotion to the higher ranks if they lack combat experience. It’s true that there is a huge number of women of flag rank among the services, some at the top four-star rank. But there surely is a “glass ceiling” in the combat arms that women haven’t broken through
     
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    He's right though and there's nothing whatsofuckingeverwrongwithbeingright.
     
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    He's not right about anything. Women have been asking for it and now they got it. There is no imaginary war. And since neither of you have actually served it's clear you have no clue.
     
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    well lawdy miss clawdy,, I sho do remember the demon craps battle cry of "the war on wimmmen" during the election,, don't ewe?
     
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    What's said in a political campaign and in reality are two different things.
     

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