Sunday, January 27, 2013
Woman And Combat
My 12 year old son is a military buff. He gets hundreds of dollar store plastic green army guys and attempts to duplicate famous battles and then goes on his top bunk to admire and consider his reproduction from above. He loves contemplating military strategy. And so this weekend at a break in activity I told him about the recent news of women in combat. He told me he knew about it and asked me what I thought. I said, "Well, I don't really think a woman should be in the front lines." He replied, "Do you think it is sexist to say that women can't do everything men can do?" I explained I did not know if that were sexist but I do know I am the mother and that makes me the boss, and this may be sexist, but that is just the way it is." His response, "Yea, and you know Dad and your sons would stand in front of the bullet that was aiming for you, and not behind you."
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 12:34 PM