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Right on cue, right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh mocked the idea on his Friday broadcast, dismissing women's contributions to armed service and reducing them to their reproductive functions in the process:
"So what we do is we create a force. We call it the All-American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion, and we segregate women enough in various bases and barracks so that you have synchronized menstrual cycles.
They're timed in such a way that on any day of the year, you are guaranteed to have a fighting female force all in PMS, all during premenstrual syndrome. You can do it because they synchronize the cycles. So you house them together. It wouldn't take much of a computer program to figure this out. No matter when you need them, you're always going to have a combat-ready battalion of women on PMS. Pregnancy problem solved -- and, and they're pretty damn good during combat at the same time"
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