Thursday, May 19, 2005


What Freaking Year is it?

Women in combat: Lawmakers draw new line - Politics - "House Republicans retreated from a sweeping ban on women in combat support and service units, and instead approved legislation backing the Pentagon's policy barring women from direct ground combat in a bill passed overnight.
The House Armed Services Committee approved the narrower provision after the Army and Democrats said the amendment, rammed through a subcommittee last week, would close nearly 22,000 jobs to women, undermine morale, and hamper operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"We want women to serve everywhere, except in ground combat", said Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y. McHugh, chairman of the personnel subcommittee, said the amendment would require Congress to vote before women would be allowed in direct combat units."

This is proof that you need two sides. I can't believe we are even having this conversation. There are amazon women out there that are stronger and hardier than many men. If they want to lay their life out there, let them. Put height, weight, or other requirements on that ability, but not a gender requirement. I thought we already knew how ridiculous that was.

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