Is Putting Women on the Front Lines a Good Idea?

Posted on January 24, 2013. Filed under: Politics |

The same day that Hillary Clinton finally goes before Congress to testify about Benghazi, senior defense officials announced that Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat for the first time in this country’s history. The formal announcement comes today.

Within the same hour, Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett tweeted: “If there’s one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting women from violence. Congress needs to pass the Violence Against Women Act.”

Wow. Talk about not being on the same page. We must allow women to be equals and fight on the front lines, but protect them from violence.

(I know she is referring to domestic abuse)

Women must be protected from one kind of violence in one instance, and thrust into it in another? It seems odd to me that we must prevent women from being beaten, but putting them into a position where they could be shot at, a lot, seems wrong to me.

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