In the past few days, Defense Secretary Panetta and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have lifted the ban on women serving in combat. There are no no more gender barriers on military jobs. This certainly opens up the possibility that women may be included in a future draft. Panetta appears not to have fully considered this part of the issue. The feminists want us to think that men and women are the same. They aren't.
A friend (whose husband is military) shared this link on Facebook. I think it's definitely worth a read. The woman veteran in the post writes about issues with the standards that must be met by any member of the military, the conditions that they face, and the problems that would most certainly arise from putting men and women together in these conditions. She also discusses the cultural tendency of men protecting women that still exists, no matter how much the politically correct feminist types would like to ignore it, and the problems this would create in a combat situation. She closes with this statement:
"I say again, I would have loved to be in the infantry. I think I could
have done it physically, I could’ve met almost all the male standards
(jumping aside), and I think I’m mentally tough enough to handle
whatever came. But I would never do that to the men. I would never
sacrifice the mission for my own desires. And I wouldn’t be able to live
with myself if someone died because of me."
Sending women into combat is a very concerning, though perhaps not very surprising, move. One wonders what might happen if there were to be a draft and women were included. Certainly there would be significant resistance, but would it be enough?