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Rick Santorum Says Women Aren’t Fit for Combat Because They’re Just So Emotional

Apparently Rick Santorum said on CNN’s John King:

“I do have concerns about women in frontline 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. And I think that’s probably—you know, 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.”

Jesebel digresses further, far better than could I….

Can you be more specific about exactly which of the well-known lady emotions will be compromising the mission? Is it the lusty kind of emotion that leads us to give out BJs in the backseats of tanks when we’re supposed to be shooting people? Or is it our ‘fraidy cat emotions that cause us to start crying when things go boom? Or worst of all, is it those “time of the month” emotions which make us so bitchy that we refuse to take orders from our commanding officer? Or maybe it is some witches’ brew combination of all three? Or, even more terrifying, maybe it’s the men that are the problem. Will they be so concerned with being chivalrous that they’ll do something dumb, like try to be a gentleman and hold the helicopter door open for us? There are just so many “feelings”.

140 women have been killed while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. You’ll have to run that through your own special logic machine, but here in reality, where most of us live, it seems like if women are brave enough to die for our country, then we should be good enough to fight for it.