Thursday, January 24, 2013

They've Been Acting Kinda Mannish for a While Now, Anyway

Sorry, folks, I do not consider this a "progressive" development:

I guess all we need now is a real, honest-to-god ground war, so we can see lots of video and photos—YouTube!— of young women lying on the ground all mangled and bloody and missing their limbs and shit. And not just one or two women—a whole bunch, like 50 or 60. And then later, we can watch "60 Minutes" do a show about all these women who survived and had to get those titanium arms and legs after they lost them in combat. Of course, they'll "spin" it so it's a "feel-good" story about their courage—and their service to our country—and their determination to re-learn how to walk and stuff. Some might  even enter some athletic competitions and be "amazing."

(Well, that's one way Scott Pelley can sell Prilosec for CBS.)

"Women have long chafed under the combat restrictions and have increasingly pressured the Pentagon to catch up with the reality on the battlefield," says this story. Doh! Really? Which women is that? None that I know, anyway.

Tell me, ladies: Are you chafing longtime under combat restrictions?? And if so, why??   

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