reply to post by burdman30ott6
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
It just seems odd to have such loud cries about changing one antiquated policy while leaving another equally antiuated policy unspoken of and
I think the "women in combat" policies are moving forward, but at a slower pace, because the military members see it as a more controversial issue and
it doesn't have the same support by them or by the general population that the "gays in the military" policies do.
But they are both moving
Women in Combat: US Military on the
Verge of Making it Official
It's a highly controversial prospect and the Pentagon is proceeding cautiously. In an early step last February, military officials rejected a
congressional commission's recommendation that prohibitions on women in combat be lifted, announcing instead that they would be open, on a trial
basis, 14,000 jobs previously closed to female service members.
Also, more WOMEN oppose women in combat... So, it is a sticky one. I personally support BOTH antiquated policies changing. I think everything should
be equal. If a woman can pass the same training
and carry the same gun, then she should have the same job. Neither the soldier's gender (NOR
their orientation) should be an issue, any more than their race, which was once another discriminatory policy that had to change.
Thirdly, being gay is a lot more controversial and sensational than being a woman, so we're bound to hear more about "gays in the military" in our
news media than women's progress. But it's there.
edit on 8/16/2012 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)