BJ'S BLOG 01/28/13 "Women in Combat"
Last week on the show, we talked about how U.S. military leaders have formally lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions.
This move, which was recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, overturns a 1994 rule banning women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units.
I’ve never been in a combat situation but from what I’ve been told by those who have been, they say you become a completely different being once you cross over to that state of mind. To be in the situation where if becomes a matter of life or death, some soldiers do revert back to an animalistic state and that’s why I really wonder if mixing the genders will only create more issues.
We already hear stories about the amount of physical and sexual assault happening to women in the military that is being covered up…will it be worse for those women who are in combat until this situation is rectified? I’m not saying women can or can’t do the job; I’m just worried that there are things on the men’s side that should be fixed beforehand.
We’ve heard stories from listeners saying that there are already special rules for women that allows them to even get in the military; rules that are easier on them and not men. I don’t care who is out there on the front lines; it doesn’t matter the gender, the race, the sexual orientation, as long as the people we are putting out there are the best of the best.