We were advised today that women who have been serving in combat for many years can now serve in combat. Ain't that swell?
Since the idiotic rib story in the Bible became a given in the patriarchal lexicon of feminine evolution, women have had responsibility, culpability and accountability without authority, credibility or respectability. For the last ten years of war women have been in combat, however they have not been paid or promoted accordingly; albeit they have been wounded, some catastrophically, and killed.
I am an old pinko, hippie, commie, peacenik. I personally wouldn't carry a gun or go to war for anything or any reason. However, for the women who undertake the defense of these United States by taking up arms, this is long overdue.
To those who would object I would say, if women don't belong in combat get them out now! No more killing, dying and maiming for an ungrateful country that does not respect them. To ask people to serve without respect, recompense or recognition is not service it is servitude, which has been rejected ethically by this nation from the 13th Amendment through the Suffrage Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement all the way up to today’s decision by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, et. al.