More Hell, Fewer Dahlias: The Musings of a Radical Feminist.

Submarines!

Posted on: March 2, 2010


A recent development marks the beginning of the end to discriminating against women who wish to serve on submarines. Last week, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates issued a letter to Congress stating the end of the ban. It will be a year until the first female serves, and it will be on larger submarines, which are considered easier to “reoutfit” for co-ed use.

New York Times: “Ban on Women on Submarines Ends”

Who here has watched G.I. Jane? I mean, I only got up to the training people to be tortured part before leaving and hugging a stuffed animal, but I have friends who love the movie. In one of beginning scenes, while sunk into a bathtub with her also military husband, she recounts being told she could not serve on the submarine, because there was only one bathroom.

Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of women being discriminated against in the military! What’s next, allowing gay and lesbians to serve?!

These statements are rather hopeful. Especially in light of my next post: Want a Safe, Legal Abortion? Don’t Join the Military.

Educate yourself and others on the challenges women in the military face today!

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