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She's back…Phyllis Schlafly says men are so weak they wont be able to resist the advances of women in combat

She's back…Phyllis Schlafly says men are so weak they wont be able to resist the advances of women in combat

Phyllis Schlafly doesn't like feminists and it sounds like she doesn't think much of men, either.  According to her, men are so weak willed, and women in combat so conniving in using their sexual charms that men will not be able to help assaulting them, and thus, will be unfairly blamed for a rise in sexual assault in the military. She also called Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta a "coward" for allowing women in combat.   Her vitriol continues:

Of course, Panetta doesn’t want to be grilled about his order. It’s lacking in common sense and it is toadying to the feminist officers who yearn to be 3- and 4-star generals based on the feminist dogma of gender interchangeability and on their desire to force men into situations to be commanded by feminists.

Panetta’s order may be illegal or even unconstitutional because the authority to make such a radical change was specifically granted to Congress, according to former Defense Department Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz. A constitutional expert, Schmitz held the position of the Defense Department’s top investigator from 2002 to 2005 after 27 years of service in the U.S. Navy, including 5 years of active duty.

And of course, Schlafly deftly uses the well worn (and untrue) argument that women are too weak to pass the physical examinations for combat situations, that combat duty will be voluntary for women but involuntary for men, that women will somehow be not doing their duty because they'll be busy getting pregnant and having sexual fraternization with their male counterparts–in other words, women in combat, Phyllis Schlafly thinks you're a slut:

Military women are already complaining about increased sexual assaults, and of course those problems will skyrocket. Only men will be deemed at fault because it is feminist ideology that men are innately batterers and women are victims.

The military is already plagued with reports of large sex scandals in our current coed army. At the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, 32 instructors allegedly took advantage of their power over 59 recruits, and at least two instructors allegedly had sexual encounters with 10 different recruits.

We have covered Phyllis Schlafly comprehensively on GodDiscussion; she has about the same controversial level as Pat Robertson for the statements she makes; she stated once that there was some sort of secret plot in the Obama government to control the population, and as a result not enough Christians are being reproduced for the nation.

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  • MichaelSteane

    This is a misrepresentation of the views of Phyllis Schafly.

    The draft is compulsory for men, but not for women, so there is already compulsion for men, but not for women.
    I would note that in the last Gulf War, a significant number of female soldiers excaped active duty by getting pregnant. some of them had abortions when the danger was over.

    • I don't think it's a misrepresentation of her views. The quotes were taken, in context, directly from her article that she herself wrote. Just because this isn't something one wants to hear doesn't mean that one shoots the messenger.

      • MichaelSteane

        Can you provide a link to said article?

        • Spuddie

          Its in the page itself. You are just being a lazy troll.

        • The link is already there! How bizarre! It's highlighted in bold already!

    • Also, when you say stuff like that, you should really cite your sources.

      • DeborahB


    • According to the NIH, Gulf War female veterans were at a high risk of having SPONTANEOUS abortions and ectopic pregnancies. They weren't all running to get pregnant on purpose and have abortions. It's too bad you think women are not only sluts but unpatriotic. Statistics: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15018883
      3285 women had a pregnancy-related admission; of these, 1558 completed the questionnaire. Self-reported reproductive outcomes and dates, gestational data, and individual deployment dates identified 415 Gulf War-exposed pregnancies, 298 GWV postwar conceptions, and 427 NDV conceptions. Compared with NDV conceptions, adverse reproductive outcomes were similar among GW-exposed pregnancies. However, spontaneous abortions [NDV: 9.1%, GWV postwar: 22.8%, adjusted odds ratio (OR)=2.92, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.9, 4.6] and ectopic pregnancies (NDV: 1.4%, GWV postwar: 10.7%, adjusted OR=7.70, 95% CI, 3.0, 20) were elevated for GWV postwar conceptions.

      • DeborahB

        Excellent info.

        • MichaelSteane

          Yes, excellent information. Compare it with the number of men who avoided deployment by becoming pregnant: 0.

    • DeborahB

      Michael, I fail to understand your comment. Do you have any citations to back up what you are saying? What do you mean by a "significant number?"

      • MichaelSteane

        Proceedings of the US Naval Institute July 1987 p.44 "One West Coast based tender reported that more than 40 percent of her female nonrated seamen became pregnant during workup for deployment."

        Letter to the Editor Transitions May/June 1991 p.2 from an army physician in Kuwait: "a large percentage of women soldiers are electively aborting their fetuses after they have served their purpose of enabling them to avoid their tour of duty in Operation Desert Storm…it is wrong to use a fetus to shsirk the responsibility for which you have signed up and then to kill that fetus.

        • Spuddie

          So you have references without attribution or verifying link to admittedly anecdotal sources.

          So where did you cut and paste that from "Mr. Can you provide a link to said article"?

          • I've run his quotes through every search parameter I can think of and nothing comes up supporting his "sources." I suspect the first quote is from a print source and hasnot yet been provided online so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on that one. As for the letter to the editor,(which I also did not find online) that is an opinion piece and has no statistics or citations proving that the opinion is correct. It sounds to me that the man giving that letter to the editor is against women serving in the military, and nothing more.

            • MichaelSteane

              Your own link above shows that at least some women, thus a significant number avoided deployment by getting pregnant.

  • Spuddie

    "men are so weak they wont be able to resist the advances of women in combat"

    Because as any married man will tell you, there is nothing scarier than a woman out for blood!

  • Peter

    Canada allowed women in combat roles two decades ago the latest serving in Afghanistan. With a few exceptions as you’d expect senior officers said they performed their duties with distinction.

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