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This blog is now retired. My new site is at: Predictably Irrational.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Women Are Already There Motherfucker

This is what Samantha Bee says during this great bit she did from The Daily Show. It's hard not to BE a feminist when you still have men who say the shit this guy - and others - say about women serving in the military.

"Girls become women by getting older. Boys become men by accomplishing something, by proving something."

Yes. This is what this motherfucker said about why women should not be in combat zones.

I certainly have not had any ambition to be in the military. I think I had one fleeting thought when I was thinking about college, my future. It's, I believe, a natural impulse for military brats to consider following in the parent's footsteps (in my case, my dad) and consider the military life. Many of my friends did, including my gal pals. More power to them and thank goodness for Panetta, and a more contemporary time where we have women heroines like:

  • Vernice Armour - an Army helicopter pilot who flew in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. 
  • Commander Lenora C. Langlais US Navy nurse who received the Purple Heart, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006
  • Air Force Major General Margaret H. Woodward - in March 2011, she oversaw the US combat air campaign in Libya. The first woman ever to do so.
I got these tidbits from Women in warfare and the military.


2 comments:

  1. The whitebeard disgusts me, not to mention that his excuses are all over the place. But there will always be people like that: humanity is just bound to have its...ah, defective bits...and we must deal with them. Such as making fun of them on camera! (Not that they need our help to look bad.)

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