Progress on women in combat criticized
Not surprising. All military branches are between ye rock and ye hard place, going too fast, not going fast enough.
The story quotes Greg Jacob, “a former Marine and policy director of the Service Women’s Action Network.”
OK, so SWAN wants women carrying rifles and machine guns, driving and commanding tanks, pulling lanyards and all those other combat-related jobs, right?
Well, maybe a little more than that.
“SWAN's mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans' services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.”
Forget everything that follows “SWAN’s mission is to transform military culture.” That “equal opportunity” and “freedom to serve” is lipstick and mascara. All you need to know is, SWAN has hooked up with the Yale Law Center and the ACLU and that idealist.org group.
“Transform military culture” means get the boys out of sight and let the girls run things, just as girls now run public education.
Yale Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic “represents the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) in its campaign to persuade the Department of Defense more forcefully to address military sexual trauma (MST) within the ranks. The representation has included researching and writing a forthcoming policy paper, drafting federal legislation to improve compensation for victims of MST, drafting and submitting a petition for rule-making to VA, and representation of SWAN, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and the ACLU of Connecticut in two Freedom of Information Act lawsuits in U.S. District Court seeking DoD and VA records related to MST.”
More here: http://servicewomen.org/about/staff/
If a woman meets the physical and emotional requirements for a job and successfully completes standard training, then there is no reason to keep her from that job. What the military services do not need is a bunch of pissed off liberals saying, “This is how you must do things.”