Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Women in combat: Let me start out by saying that I'm a male chauvinist pig. I'm opposed to women serving as infantrymen or front-line Marines or even fighter pilots.
By and large, women are less physically capable of the demands of a combat environment. There are exceptions, of course, but until the military insists on uniform physical standards, women shouldn't be on the front lines. The military's primary goal isn't to offer good careers -- it's to kill people and break things -- that shouldn't be forgotten.
However, having said all of that, if the social engineers and the politically correct insist on "womens' rights" to be shot and killed on the battlefield, then we also need to make it a "responsibility."
When I was in college back in the 90s, this same debate came up. My challenge to the proponents then was the same as it is now: Make women have to register for the Selective Service too.
I know that this will only heighten liberals' fearmongering on the possibilty of a new draft -- but it should be made clear that that is only an extension of their efforts at "equality" and "womens' rights."