Kathleen Parker writes:
Polling that shows Americans favor women in combat by a 2-to-1 margin is evidence only of the power of misinformation.
And, yes, indoctrination.
Arguments favoring women in direct combat are perhaps well-intentioned, focusing on fairness, opportunity and pride in certain women’s abilities. Unfortunately, most people who make those arguments are operating on false assumptions. And, shall we say, mis-truths.
It’s not their fault. For the past several decades, the media and popular culture have relentlessly advanced the fantasy narrative of women as groin-kicking, martial-arts divas of doom. Where are all the brave men and women who know better? Would that lawmakers could stop preening for cameras long enough to examine the issue more closely. Democrats may be merely falling in line with their commander in chief, but Republicans seem to be suffering from Stockholm syndrome. They’ve been slapped around for so long, they’ve become sympathetic to their captors.
Whole thing here.