“I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country …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.”
– GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum expressing his views on women in military combat
He later backtracked and said he was talking about the emotions of the men in the military. I think I understand his logic. The men will be too upset at the sight of women alongside them in the front lines, especially if the women get hurt, because it’s the natural instinct of men to protect women at all costs (think Titanic or Valentine’s Day). And, if men in combat are too overwhelmed with emotions at the sight of injured females, then they won’t be able to focus on the mission at hand, which will be to kill other men who are trying to do harm to Americans; e.g. Al Qaeda, PETA. So, in a sense, placing women in combat is a liberal plot to destroy the U.S. Of course, any woman who’s given birth knows a thing or two about pain and agony, especially Catholic women like…well, like Mrs. Santorum.
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It has been proven that women have a greater tolerance for pain than men. Which is why they put up with us.