Women In Combat

January 26, 2013

Call me old fashioned and unenlightened but sending women to the front lines seems suicidal for the women on those front lines and detrimental to the men who will be beside them, relying on them. Assuming that some of them will live through the experience, how well will they be treated by their male captors? This thought is literally (to use an overused word) horrifying. It is impossible for me to believe that young women like our Hannah should be in direct combat. What is happening to our society and the common sense we had in the past? Lest you think I’m overly sexist (perhaps I am), let me point you to this article by a Kathleen Parker, a columnist for the Washington Post. Here are a few quotes:

But ground combat is one area in which women, through quirks of biology and human nature, are not equal to men — a difference that should be celebrated rather than rationalized as incorrect…

If the enemy is all around you — and you need every available person — that is one set of circumstances. To ask women to engage vicious men and risk capture under any other is beyond understanding. This is not a movie or a game. Every objective study has argued against women in direct combat for reasons that haven’t changed.

“Beyond understanding” says is all.

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4 Responses to “Women In Combat”

  1. Marie Smith Says:

    When this discussion comes up, I think of the Storm King Mountain tragedy. Several female firefighters were unable to outrun a flame burning uphill (the men did). The men then turned around and went back down to help the women. All died. The women were not strong enough, and we train our young men (I certainly hope we still do.) to protect women and children. I currently work with a woman with a black belt. She weights perhaps 100 pounds. She is convinced in an assault she could take out a 200 pound man. I think she’s deluded. Mere physics along outrules that. Yet modern culture doesn’t want to believe it.

  2. Mark Says:

    I couldn’t agree more, Marie. It just doesn’t make sense.

  3. Flyaway Says:

    It could be more attempts to change the culture by politicians. God will make good come out of it in some way.

  4. Mark Says:

    God will make good come out of it. I wonder if we’ll be able to see it.


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