Women in Combat: Whose Choice Should it Be?

Via on Feb 20, 2012

Oh Fox News, you’ve done it again!

Last week I posted a video which featured Fox News’ Liz Trotta made some seriously out of line remarks regarding women in the military being raped.

After she rolls out her credential list, in what I think to be an effort to prove credibility, and dances around completely off subject for a minute or two, she finally gets to addressing the incendiary comments she made, stating she feels they were misunderstood.

This whole argument started over the Pentagon being pushed by “hardline feminists” to lift the ban that prevents women from participating in combat, which she is clearly against.

Apparently she thinks the issue has nothing at all to do with a woman’s right to choose or to control their bodies.

Trotta said:

“The military is not a social services operation or a testing ground for gender wars. It is a fighting machine. Yet male troops are now encumbered with the realities of feminist biology. Women are not as strong as men.”

For me, she just dug herself a deeper hole. It’s scary that there are people who think these ways. If a woman wants to fight for her country then it is her choice. Of course there are differences between genders but the last thing a woman, or a man for that matter, should have to worry about while serving and protecting our country is her safety pertaining to fellow soldiers.

Call it what you want, but all this woman did was make well-worded excuses for the sexual crimes taking place in the military.

This is total madness and certainly not forward thinking media.


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One Response to “Women in Combat: Whose Choice Should it Be?”

  1. @mlperry90 says:

    “The military is not a social services operation or a testing ground for gender wars. It is a fighting machine. Yet male troops are now encumbered with the realities of feminist biology. Women are not as strong as men.”

    she was commenting on opening up combat zones to women. thats her opnion. i have a similar opinion but mine is more open. hate it all you want. she is right war is not a social experiment. it shouldnt be taken lightly. its a serious zone where you have to take the good with the bad. some women are up for it others are not. i think they should let women serve in combat zone but with full knowledge that it may cause you to be infertile which becomes a serious human issue. wars are fought for good and bad reasons. one of main good for the past centuries is that men sacrificed their lives so that thier CHILDREN CAN BE BORN. women are chosen sex to have kids. so i say IF you want to go to a combat zone take the good with the bad and dont complain about it. the job has to be done. the standards cant be waived but maybe adjusted. but not given lightly. that is a health risk to national security. they're are very qualified women out there to serve in combat but it has effects that we have to watch out for and maintain overall goal of human reproduction. that is just how it is.

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