The News Story – 4,100 jobs opening to women in special operations units “More than 4,100 officer and enlisted ‘men only’ positions in special operations units of the Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve will be opened to women,” reports the Army Times. These changes, according to the story, are part of an ongoing effort to dismantle “policies that have barred women from serving … Continue reading Men and Women, are they interchangeable?
A year ago President Obama praised lifting restrictions from women in combat: “Today, by moving to open more military positions — including ground combat units — to women, our armed forces have taken another historic step toward harnessing the talents and skills of all our citizens.” His argument was that “many [women] have made the ultimate sacrifice, including 150 women who have given their lives in Iraq … Continue reading A Shame On The President’s Manhood
Earlier this year, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey announced they were lifting the ban on women serving in ground combat operations, a move one Army expert and author says is the result of an aggressive feminist agenda and military brass unwilling to stand up to politicians and champion military readiness over political correctness. “If you look at … Continue reading Commander: ‘Cowards’ Pushing Women Into Combat
Ladies Against Feminism doesn’t hold to all of the author’s conclusions e.g. Woman have a place in the military, that pragmatism is an acceptable alternative to honoring jurisdiction, or that grace isn’t sufficient for men and the temptation to sexual sin, but the author has made many sound observations we’ve shared here before, from a perspective many of us don’t have. Article and documentary contain … Continue reading The Problems of Women in Combat – From a Female Combat Vet
It’s not what most people imagine that gender neutral means and it’s not what it is supposed to mean because Congress defined gender-neutral as being “evaluated on the basis of common, relevant performance standards, without differential standards of evaluation on the basis of gender.” But by leaving “relevant” in there, the door was open for a debate on the meaning of “is”, and the clear … Continue reading A Gender-Neutral Army? An Army Neutralized by Gender?
I can remember 15 years ago when there was real, serious debate about women in the military–particularly in combat units. But we were assured that women would not be put in harm’s way, kept in support roles far away from danger. So the frog in the pot kept quiet while the water slowly warmed. Fast-forward to 2005. 240 female soldiers had been injured in Iraq and 33 killed–a “record number,” according to the U.S. Military. So there was a flurry of inquiries and news reports lamenting this trend. Five years later, a total of 111 women have been killed in combat, but it appears the frog has boiled to death in that pot, as this story barely makes single-column, back page news–a mere blip on the radar screen:
Most Americans, and even members of the media, are not aware that 111 brave servicewomen have died in the War on Terrorism. With few exceptions, news stories about their tragic deaths usually appear only in the military press, or in small hometown newspaper stories and television accounts that rarely capture national attention….. Heartbroken family members have expressed indescribable grief and great pride in their daughters, which is universally shared by a grateful nation. It is always when soldiers die, but losses of women in this war are unprecedented in modern history. Continue reading “Co-ed Submarines: Where’s the Debate?”