For those of you who didn't go through the comments at the end of the article, this one's worthy of a posting-
"In yet another PC move to bring equalization to the United States military, women from all services have been asked to volunteer for a new surgical procedure, the implantation of a prostate gland. According to a Pentagon spokeswoman the prevailing attitude is, "If women are going to be given the privilege/responsibility of a greater chance of dying for their country it's only "fair" that they should be allowed to contract a disease that heretofore has been the venue of men only."
Here's the fallacy of the situation with a couple comments from the article above:
"But I was given a great partner to work with, another woman, who was on her third combat deployment and I had a great time," said Brammer, 33, who today lives in New York City. "She was such a bad-ass â?? someone I thought I could either trust to save my life, or get me into real trouble. I thought, if she's scared, I'll be scared. I never saw her scared.
"I had a great time???" "I never saw her scared???"
Here's a clue for all you future G.I. Janes (this includes the moronic senator from N.Y.), as someone who saw REAL combat with other males I'm pretty sure I can say, without qualification, at no time did I or anyone else think we HAD A GREAT TIME! Nor would I say that during any of that REAL combat that I WAS NEVER SCARED!
Like a lot of adrenaline soaked, gung ho eighteen-year-olds I couldn't wait to get into the sh_t. That lasted about a week until a mortar blew off half of a friends face. I immediately knew I wasn't going to have a "great time" and I immediately got scared. The woman's statement is a f___ing joke.
Train em up, send them in on point, let a few of them see their fellow amazons get spread over the landscape and them take a poll on how many are having a great time without fear. The woman above, and I suspect all of those that think like her, don't have a clue.
As an aside, it boggles the mind that given the current uproar regarding sexual assault in the military (are you listening Senator Gillibrand) that the woman leading the charge (again, Senator Gillibrand) is pushing to put her sisters in a position of higher danger - both of dying and sexual assault, all for the sake advancement in the military.
Give me a break."