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Women Don’t Belong In The Military

March 2, 2010

For many years I have inveighed against mixing men and women in the military — whether it is in my beloved Navy or the great Army or the fighting Marines.

I have never alluded to “our brave men and women” in wherever our armed forces were stationed. I just don’t believe it is factual or fair to constantly play the politically correct game called “let’s pretend.”

Let’s pretend that women died in battle on D-Day storming the beaches at Normandy. Let’s pretend that thousands of women died defeating the Japanese on Iwo Jima or let’s pretend that when Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address he surveyed the battlefield where thousands of men and women from the north and south gave their lives.

Do I need to go on? We all know that women were not meant to be men. It is not fair to women and it is not fair to everyone else. There is a difference!

But ever since Betty Friedan wrote a book called “The Feminine Mystique” and was joined by an army of feminists, we have joined in the game of let’s pretend there really is no difference between the sexes.

Anything a man can do, a woman can do. Or to quote Ethel Merman from that great Broadway show, “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Anything you can do, I can do better!”

But, I do not blame the women for this. I blame the pusillanimous men who were afraid to be called male chauvinists; the fake, phony, fraud politicians who would sell their souls, if they had them, to get elected to public office.

And so the pretend game went on and on and eventually we found ourselves raising a bunch of girls who really thought they were men, and a bunch of boys who were afraid to be men. I could go on and on, but I am assuming that you good folks who read editorials know what I am talking about.

And I write all this not because I do not respect women . . . because I do. I write this because it has come to my attention that the Pentagon&8217;s latest figures based on statistics from the year 2008 alone, show in Iraq and Afghanistan nearly 3,000 women were sexually assaulted. This figure is up nine percent from the year before.

And the problem is even worse than that. The Pentagon estimates that 80 to 90 percent of sexual assaults go unreported. Most women who were interviewed said they are afraid to report such assaults because there might be reprisals and nothing would be done about it.

Of course, the Pentagon is troubled by this and yet it is because of Pentagon policy forced by political pressure that orders men and women to be together. It will not change as long as we are all afraid to call a spade a spade, a man a man, and a woman a woman.

Is this once great Republic worth saving? I have already answered that question by how I have phrased it.

Think about it and write me your conclusions. E-mail your input to

Bob Grant

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