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  •  look I know quite a few women that could (1+ / 0-)
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    kick their husbands asses. Seriously. And people, no matter their gender, get scared in combat. To place women aside from defending their country only highlights our inequality. We can fight just as vigorously as men. I'd wager some of us can fight even dirtier.

    Earth: Mostly harmless ~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (revised entry)

    by yawnimawke on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:42:09 PM PST

    •  I also know tough women. :) (1+ / 0-)
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      My mother is one of those tough women. It pisses me off to ends whenever I hear other men whining about women breaking the supposed "traditional roles".

       What these people need to understand it that what matters ultimately is who we are, not what we are. People hide behind an assortment of social identities and convoluted public images and at the end the day they have no clue who they are because they've focused too much on what everyone else wants them to be.

       Sorry for that I just had to get it out of my system! I really hate how conservatives have reduced individualism into a shallow, materialistic, and predatory ideology that has nothing to do with being yourself.

    •  Lt. General's comments on women being too delicate (6+ / 0-)

      Reminded me of what Sojourner Truth had to say about something like that:

      That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?
      His ideas are from 1851.
      •  if everyone was honest, guys wouldn't be (0+ / 0-)

        able to handle a monthly period chock full of cramps and bleeding. And lest they kid themselves, child birth would kill them. So those men that think we are too dainty to survive combat, I'd rather take 100 women with PMS into combat than 1000 men. There is at least one time a year when I'm thankful I don't own a gun, for a damn good reason.

        Earth: Mostly harmless ~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (revised entry)

        by yawnimawke on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:20:22 PM PST

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