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Should Women Be Allowed to Serve in Combat Roles in the Military?

Four female service members filed a lawsuit this week challenging the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat roles.

A lawsuit was filed this week in federal court in San Francisco, reportedly the second one this year, challenging the U.S. military ban on women serving in the military.

According to the Huffington Post, the challenge is over the 1994 rule that bans women from being assigned to ground combat units. These are reported to be smaller and more dangerous. The four women filing the lawsuit claim the policy blocks them from promotions that are open to men who serve in combat roles. The Huffington Post reports that one of the women involved in the lawsuit was injured in 2007 when her Humvee ran over an improvised device in Iraq.

The military reportedly claim to be making strides in this direction, but the attorney for the women said it falls short of what is required. The women are calling for an end to the combat ban.

What do you think? Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

Tammy Osier December 04, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Menopausal women and the Taliban Heard this joke years ago just ater 911- enjoy it! It has two parts so pay attention- lol Take all American women who are within five years of menopause. Train us for a few weeks, outfit us with automatic weapons, grenades, gas masks, moisturizer with SPF15, Prozac, hormones, chocolate, and canned tuna - drop us (parachuted, preferably) across the landscape of Afghanistan, and let us do what comes naturally.Think about it. Our anger quotient alone, even when doing standard stuff like grocery shopping and paying bills, is formidable enough to make even armed men in turbans tremble. We've had our children, we would gladly suffer or die to protect them and their future. We'd like to get away from our husbands, if they haven't left already. And for those of us who are single, the prospect of finding a good man with whom to share life is about as likely as being struck by lightning. We have nothing to lose. Continued next post...
Tammy Osier December 04, 2012 at 02:25 AM
We've survived the water diet, the protein diet, the carbohydrate diet, and the grapefruit diet in gyms and saunas across America and never lost a pound We can easily survive months in the hostile terrain of Afghanistan with no food at all! We've spent years tracking down our husbands or lovers in bars, hardware stores, or sporting events...finding bin Laden in some cave will be no problem. Uniting all the warring tribes of Afghanistan in a new government? Oh, please ... we've planned the seating arrangements for in-laws and extended families at Thanksgiving dinners for years ... we understand tribal warfare. Between us, we've divorced enough husbands to know every trick there is for how they hide, launder, or cover up bank accounts and money sources. We know how to find that money and we know how to seize it ... with or without the government's help! Let us go and fight. The Taliban hates women. Imagine their terror as we crawl like ants with hot-flashes all over their godforsaken terrain.
Tammy Osier December 04, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Towanda!
Aaron December 05, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Women who serve in the Military should be 'required' to perform all combat roles. We can't all work in the office.
webannie December 12, 2012 at 07:31 AM
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