Women in CombatSubmitted by joeneesima on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:28
Favorite part of the article:
Men serving next to women also exhibit a counterproductive battlefield trait: protectiveness. They want to carry women’s gear and keep them out of harm’s way. As one male soldier told the Journal, “That brother-sister protective thought was always in the back of your mind.”
Counterproductive? I highly disagree. That's how I raised my son to treat women. If only women today would appreciate it.
Favorite "Duh - I could have predicted that" part of the artilce:
One study of a brigade operating in Iraq, cited by commentator Linda Chavez, found that female soldiers were evacuated at three times the rate of male soldiers – and that 74 per cent of them were evacuated for pregnancy-related issues.