Saturday, January 26, 2013

Women in Combat

I've seen a lot of conservatives attacking the policy on Twitter, and prominent figures like Lt. Col. Allen West have spoken out publicly against the Pentagon's move. In my classes I've spoken to a number of veterans and current service personnel on the policy as well. Privacy issues remain a problem for those serving with opposite sex personnel, and comparative strength between men and women comes up. But mostly the consensus is that women should be able to serve in front-line combat. I think it's about time, although the service branches should be flexible in adapting to gender differences, going with what works and what is comfortable for those on the ground.