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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Combat just for men ?

I was heinously uncool at the time to suggest in mindrot, nd in 7th grade that women should be able to be at all levels of the military if they wanted to (including the front lines). i think i'm still at that phase. Or pehaps terribly naive. maybe both, who knows, i've been spending waaaay too much time working on my thesis and trying to get through an icky time work-wise..


but this: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7909766/ kind of annoys me.
maybe it's because the whole concept of a random group of folks decided what types of jobs anyone could be assigned to seems freaky and wrong (no, was never in the military and never will be), but it's also that it's women's roles that are being decided. While i don't personally want to go fight, i can't believe that there are no women who would be honored to actively fight for their country, just as many men do. I just don't think it's a good step in 2005 to start making broad decisions about what women can and cannot handle. Is it going to stop here?

Do i need to get more sleep, work less and finish thesis so i can get on with my life? hell yes...

but is anybody else irked by this type of thing tho?

12 Comments:

Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Newt Gingrich tried to ban women from combat a few years back because, and i quote:
"women can't be in combat. They can't be in a trench for 30 days because.....they get infections".

Oh, for fuck's sake.

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 11:52:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger eM said...

Is it that we'll break a fucking nail or something? Sure, a lot of women may not be ideal for the front lines. However, you'd have to be a damned moron to say the same isn't true about a lot of men.

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 12:07:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Hey wait, Newt was right! The last time I sat in a trench for 30 days I DID get an infection!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 1:45:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger kari said...

let's all take a moment and imagine what our spousal types would be like in the trenches for 30 days...
dustin...
devon....
dylan...
rob...

discuss.

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 3:13:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Rob's name needs to be changed so that it also starts with a 'D'.

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 3:16:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger kari said...

i agree. what shall we start calling him?

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 6:17:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger kari said...

amy, what can we call your husband?

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 6:18:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

I vote for "Daneesha"

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 4:00:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger amycita said...

I think Rob would prefer any nickname that starts with "Da" as in "Da Man" or "Da Jub Jub" and when you say it quickly "Da Jub Jub" sounds almost like Daneesha. (Say it softly it's almost like praying...can I hear a whoop whoop from my West Side Story loving peeps?!)

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 3:54:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger kari said...

whoop whoop!

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 9:15:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Thomas said...

But if we give women this right then they will start wanting other rights. Plus when I want my dinner, I want my dinner.


Tom DeLay
Sugarland, Texas

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 5:19:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

You are so right. Next the uppity broads will want to vote or something.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 7:44:00 AM PDT

 

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