It is with great "pride" that I can now say that women in the US can be bloodthirsty killers just like men. It recently was announced that women can now be placed in combat.
On one level, I suppose, this is a mark of progress. Just as soldiers can be openly gay, women have earned the equal right to commit horrors on the battlefield.
On another level, however, I'm underwhelmed. We certainly don't need to be encouraging more people to become trained killers. That's not really what the world needs now.
We should be working toward ending war, not coming up with strategies to swell the armed forces.