Sack cartoon: Women in combat

  • Article by: Steve Sack , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 24, 2013 - 6:45 PM
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husker1983Jan. 24, 13 8:21 PM

Countdown until the revolt when female casualties start. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5.............

dolly1Jan. 25, 13 8:42 AM

When female casualties start? More than 100 female soldiers have died in Iraq.

smdentJan. 25, 1310:59 AM

To date, 152 female soldiers have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Where's the revolt? It's still totally a volunteer military, so those that go want to go.

jarlmnJan. 25, 13 1:09 PM

Equality of the sexes finally takes a giant leap forward! However, until women are actually ordered into to combat units and into combat as a matter of course, not opt-in volunteering to do so, we still have a ways to go. Women should also be liable for the draft, with no exemptions for having children, same as men. I'm all-for equality. But it means being required to shoulder equal responsibility all the ways men are required to. Women should not have their cake and eat it too!

synapse12Jan. 27, 13 3:36 AM

"Women should not have their cake and eat it too!" Did you really write that nonsense? I had to blink twice and still there it was, and you did put those nonsensical moronic historically incorrect words in line and then stuck a quotation on the end for emphasis I suppose. I especially like the part about "shouldering equal responsibility". Women have in fact shouldered more of life's burdens without the equality of vote, representation, medicine, law, education, employment, pay, protection and freedom. Even today, women are not paid equality to men in for the same work and skills. They are denied breaking the class ceiling in most companies, and have fought in wars for years. The woman who won the Medal of Honor didn't do so for baking that cake you rave on about, she won for combat in the Civil War. She was on the front lines saving lives. Women have always been drafted. In WWII, they were drafted into male jobs, did the job better, and were immediately fired when no longer needed. Read a book!

zekefaxJan. 28, 13 3:18 PM

Women have served in combat areas for years anyway so why not make it official! However, I'm not sure how the military would deal with the normal monthly biological functions of a woman when she is in a fox hole in a forward post, but if the woman doesn't care why should I?

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