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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Women in Combat: Feminism vs. Science, Sex, Love, and War

By Rick Pearcey • January 24, 2013, 10:50 AM

In "Obama Ignores Deadly Risks to Women in Combat," Arnold Ahlert writes at Frontpagemag.com:

It didn’t take long for the Obama administration to advance a pernicious piece of its promised radical agenda. Two days after the president laid out his far-left vision during the inauguration, senior defense officials announced that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will lift the military’s ban on women serving in combat.

The move overturns a 1994 provision that prohibited them from being assigned to ground combat units. Panetta has given the various service branches until 2016 to come up with exemptions, and/or make any arguments about what roles should still reman closed to women.

Thus, another bit of gender radicalism has been shoved down the nation’s throat through executive fiat -- and this one is sure to have deadly consequences.

"It is precisely those deadly consequences -- especially for servicewomen -- that are irrelevant to feminists and their enablers, who have long pushed the idea that men and women are essentially interchangeable," Ahlert writes. "Nothing could be further from the truth, and combat is where those differences could produce deadly results."

Ahlert continues: "Ground combat is arguably the most physically grueling activity in which one can be engaged, and despite what the feminists would like Americans to believe about equality, science says otherwise: men have almost twice the upper-body strength as women."

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