Thursday, December 3, 2015

Women in Combat - Gender Hierarchy Suffers Bullets

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said today that all jobs in combat units will be open to women, a landmark decision. Carter said the important factor in his opening all jobs to women was to give the military access to every American who can add strength to it.

After all diversity is our strength. Finally, women who choose to be in the military will be given equal opportunity.

There have been so many excuses over the centuries to justify why women aren't entitled to the same opportunities as men. Put women on a pedestal, say they are too weak to play full-court basketball, say they can't think clearly enough to make major decisions, whatever. Another excuse – women can't be good soldiers – has bit the dust.