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Daily Archives: July 24th, 2012

How to End a Military Career

  WHEELER McPHERSON writes: I enjoyed the post about Capt. Katie Petronio of the Marine Corps. While reading it, I was aware of one pervasive thought: this candid captain has signed her own career death warrant. The Marine Corps has committed many doctrinal heresies in recent years (the homosexualization of the Corps, the feminization of the […]

Amelia Earhart’s Views on Marriage

  IS IT any surprise that Amelia Earhart, the child-woman who was lost at sea, was opposed to fidelity in marriage and refused to take her husband’s name? Wikipedia has an excellent article on Earhart, who was born 115 years ago today. I offer it as one more bit of evidence against the widely-held view that feminism is a product of the […]

A Military Woman Bravely States the Obvious about Women in Combat

  AMERICA at last has an articulate and impassioned military woman to speak out against the planned expansion of the role of women in combat. Capt. Katie Petronio, of the Marine Corps, challenges in The Marine Corps Gazette the recently-announced proposal to integrate women into the infantry, arguing that there is no military rationale for a plan that obviously and necessarily entails a lowering of standards. Women, she states, are unequal to […]

Sally Ride, and Why Women Don’t Want To Be Astronauts

    WHEN Sally Ride was set to fly on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 and thus become the first [American] woman in space, Gloria Steinem said, “Millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers and scientists.” This was of course a ridiculous statement. How […]