This is a code word in the "women in combat" debacle. Just as I noted in this series of articles (scroll down), the worst possible outcome is right around the corner. Despite the fact that 77% of existing female troops have no desire for combat, the wider tragedy has yet to surface:
Secretary Hagel and the Obama administration nevertheless are pushing forward with incremental plans to revoke all of women’s combat exemptions by January 2016. Once women are eligible for direct ground combat, federal courts are likely to force women into Selective Service registration and a possible future draft.
Drafting your sisters, your daughters, your young wives. Seriously, didn't women see this coming? Feminists did, and have rejoices at their success. Women in trenches, women in fox holes, women in body bags -- aren't these the ultimate equality indicators?
To get the ball rolling, advancement through merit in the field will be replaced by quotas, standards will be lowered (in order to allow women to pass physical tests), and morale will suffer -- what are men to think when their lives are in the hands of women, who cannot offer reciprocate aid if they are injured?
Defense Department leaders say that training programs deemed “invalid” will be eliminated, modified, or scored differently. The goal is not better training; it is “gender diversity.” President Obama will choose new military leaders who will advance the women-in-combat agenda by adjusting tough infantry-training standards. Elite forces will make them “equal” for men and women by lowering them for everyone, or accepting a few token women along with men who otherwise would have washed out.
The argument that combat assignments will reduce sexual assaults is something of a cruel joke. Twenty-two years after the Navy’s Tailhook scandal, women are much closer to the fight, but rates of sexual assault are soaring. Confirmed incidents have increased by 129 percent since 2004, from 1,275 to 2,949. Feminists are making an ironic argument: Violence against women is wrong, they suggest, unless it happens at the hands of the enemy.
Toughen up, sister. We'll pour on the sensitivity training for men, and in the meantime, lace up your combat boots. Irony isn't the half of it.