She can bring home the bacon and get killed at war

  • Article by: LEE SIEGEL
  • Updated: February 5, 2013 - 7:24 PM

When the next military debacle comes, women will be able to die as brutally and senselessly as men.

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davehougFeb. 6, 13 7:02 AM

So what logic keeps women from being drafted alongside men? Plenty of men did not WANT to be forced into the front lines. Soon that choice will be taken from women. Be careful what you ask for.

offtherecordFeb. 6, 13 7:18 AM

Women in combat... an extremely sad day in America.

Slider451Feb. 6, 1311:14 AM

The author blames the Pentagon for sending people to die senselessly. The Dept. of Defense serves the People through elected civilian leaders with the President as Commander in Chief. Don't blame the military if you don't like the wars they fight. Blame yourself for continually voting in people who choose war as their preferred means of diplomacy.

union601Feb. 6, 13 7:29 PM

This is unequivocally one of the most pitifully misguided commentary pieces with which I’ve ever wasted my time. As difficult as it may be for Lee Siegel to grasp, the retired Air Force General was right on – a woman’s life is no more valuable than a man’s. That such egalitarian thinking has for centuries caused people (and still does for sexists like Siegel who just don’t get it) to gasp in horror truly makes my blood boil. But never mind, as poor Mr. Siegel, so obviously bristling with contempt for true gender equality will no doubt continue to worship at the feet of his feminine goddess now and forever, with “women protected, men expended” his ever abiding credo. How sad and pathetic.

rexmanFeb. 6, 13 7:58 PM

To paraphrase Orwell*:

Lee Siegel "sleeps peacefully in his bed at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on his behalf."

*For Orwell's answer to the Siegels of his time, see his treatise on pacifism (written during WWII)

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