Women can now be in combat. Does this mean that we can stop with Schlafly’s old canard of if we actually treat women and men equally, then women have to be drafted into combat? Does this mean that since we can die for our country, it will finally give us equal right?
I’d like to draw attention to one line in particular.
In recent years the necessities of war propelled women into jobs as medics, military police and intelligence officers that were sometimes attached – but not formally assigned – to units on the front lines.
Women already have been in combat units, just not in combat units. Thanks to the policy forbidding them from being in combat, they just didn’t get the credit for it.
Thanks to Brian for telling me about this development.