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Neutered: Radical Feminism Hits the Military

Legislating away gender differences.

Kayleigh McEnany


February 4, 2013 - 12:12 am
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Sure, there may be exceptions. There might be a minute number of women equipped to perform at the level of a man, but these women are the exception, not the rule, just as there may be 16 year olds more mentally and physically capable of combat than some 18 year olds. The exceptions, of course, are not grounds for changing the rule.

I struggle to believe that women in the military are actually the ones pushing this radical feminist agenda. Captain Petronio wonders as well:

Who is driving this agenda? I am not personally hearing female Marines, enlisted or officer, pounding on the doors of Congress claiming that their inability to serve in the infantry violates their right to equality.

This is simply part of a broader feminist push in all areas of modern life. Lynn Elber, AP entertainment writer, wrote this just last week:

In a society tilting steadily toward gender neutrality, the separate-but-equal awards that divide actors into one camp and actresses into another have the whiff of a moldy anachronism.

In reality, though, the only “whiff of a moldy anachronism” is trying to pretend that women are somehow still severely disadvantaged in comparison to men. Women have been on par with men for some time. It’s time for women to commend our feminist foremothers for a job well done, and to tell the feminists of the 21st century it’s time to pack up, go home, and find a new cause.

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Kayleigh McEnany is a writer and political activist who founded She graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and studied at Oxford University.
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