Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mark Noonan: Women shouldn't be in the military

This time, Mark Noonan's comments aren't found on Blogs For Victory, but rather on my Wall. Some backstory first: On Thrusday, while Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum was at the Conservative Political Action Conference (or CPAC for short), he gave an interview for CNN's John King, addressing the Pentagon's decision to give female soldiers more jobs in the front lines of the battlefield. Santorum's response? They should, but they shouldn't because of a stereotype.
"I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country, and they do so in an amazing and wonderful way and they're a great addition -- and they have been for a long time -- to the armed services of our country."

Then came the big "but."

"But I do have concerns about women in front-line combat, I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission, because of other types of emotions that are involved," Santorum continued. "It already happens, of course, with the camaraderie of men in combat, but I think it would be even more unique if women were in combat, and I think that's probably not in the best interest of men, women or the mission."
Today, Mark Noonan echoed Santorum's thoughts, and went further.
Combat is no place for a woman, and no man of honor would ever contemplate sending a woman in to combat. Start to realize what we have forced ourselves to forget: men and women are different.
I asked him later why, if a woman wanted to serve her country, why he felt that she shouldn't. The answer, and I wish I wasn't joking about this:
Jonathan - men and women have different roles to play in society. Each is vital to the other within their own sphere. To say that men and women are interchangeable in life's course is folly...a direct denial of self-evident truth. If women are to fight we might as well say that men are to give birth.
Mark: First, it is biologically impossible for men to give birth, and I know what you're going to say next: "Because it is a fallacy that men can get pregnant, so to should this idea that women should serve in the U.S. Military, for it goes against the very gender roles of men and women and their place in it as nature dictates it." Mark, this isn't the 1950's anymore, where the man was the bread-winner and the woman stayed home and did the household chores. We as a society have moved on from this outdated stereotype.Try joining us when you get the chance.


Count Istvan said...

Nooner is a fucking moron.

et said...

Santorum also held forth as part of his rationale that men would get too emotional if women were alongside them in harm's way at the front lines. Great confidence he's showing in the U.S. military and all that rigorous training, eh?

A little Islamic paraphrase: "There is no moron like Santorum, and Noonan is his prophet.:

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