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  •  dewtx, great diary, however I think you're (1+ / 0-)
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    minimizing the challenges women in the military face today.  Women didn't serve on aircraft carriers 40 years ago.  It's a tough road for women, much harder than for men.   They are preyed upon and manipulated and sometimes sexually abused and attacked.  Sometimes raped, tortured, and murdered.  Sad, but true.

    •  40 years is indeed a long time. (1+ / 0-)
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      Carol in San Antonio

      You're right about the great number of women facing difficult challenges in the military. Acceptance to change can never come soon enough. I have two grown daughters and although neither had an interest in the military, I would not have objected if they wanted to join (their mother might be another story however), but I would also tell them to be damn careful out there and to call home a lot. And those scumbags who mistreat, abuse, rape and murder female service members should spend a long long long time making big rocks into little ones.

      "Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice,
      And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself
      Buys out the law"
      Hamlet, Act III (Claudius)

      by dewtx on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 04:02:24 PM PST

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