I was chatting with a current serving veteran of four deployments today about this: Combat Ban for Women to End
I pointed out that this would only get more line infantry people killed, because of the lack of stamina and upper body strength in females as well as the complex sociology interactions that would be threats to good order and discipline. He responded, "Well, it's not like the progressives' kids are going to get killed, is it?" He later added:
If you think about what women in combat roles would do and why the progressive admin would want to push for it you have to look a little further back to women's suffrage. What happened after women got the right to vote was that increasingly in each election cycle the women's vote became more and more socialist/democrat/progressive. As you plainly saw in the last two election cycles, the presidential election is nothing more than a Dancing with the Stars popularity vote. What person in their right mind would vote for the boring Mormon guy who is good with numbers? Besides, like, Obama knows Beyonce and Jay-Z, and he takes publicity pictures hanging curtains, and he loves his dog Bo and his wife and two daughters, and he is sooo cool. If women have shifted the balance of the electorate to debase the electoral process to such base feelings then why would it not work for the military? If you could get enough women and feminized men in the military then eventually the paradigm would shift from a bunch of sons of red state hicks and political wanna-be's to a progressive people's army that they always dreamed of. It does not have to make sense but I am sure where you can see the logic. If their little experiment bears fruit then to their detriment they will learn that having a gun does not make you a rifleman. But like I said, it is not like this social experiment will involve their daughters.