This tops everything thats gone before. GI Jane will be a reality soon and our military will achieve permanent second-rate status.
(Newser) – Another military taboo to fall? It looks like the ban on women serving in direct combat roles is in jeopardy. An advisory panel's draft report declares that the practice of restricting women's duties is behind the times and discriminatory, the Huffington Post reports. Among other things, the panel says it constitutes a glass ceiling for women, since distinction in combat is a primary way that soldiers advance their careers.
"The Commission recommends that DoD and Services remove a structural barrier for women," reads the draft report from the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, made up of 24 senior military officials along with academics and business leaders. It also shot down arguments that integrating women into combat would harm unit morale or cohesion. The draft report is under review and is expected to be out in March.
But if they were allowed just think of the different names they'd have. "PMS Panzers", "Menstrual Militia", "Tampon Tsunami", "Kotex Commandos", I'm sure there are more possiblities.