yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta was reported by the associated press as
‘removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.
The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule banning women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta’s decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.’
SBC blogger dennis burke suggested this egalitarian move was evidence of the ‘Undoing of Civilization.’
it is interesting that the ‘undoing of civilization’ has to do with gender roles and not the fact that we’re in a constant state of war.
what do you think?