Surveys like this one allow servicemen and –women to offer their opinions, but many in the military don’t want to speak out. Anna Simons, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and an opponent of women in combat, said that some officers are reluctant to go public with their concerns because it could hurt their chances for promotion. Others know that whatever evidence they offer will probably be dismissed as “chauvinism.” Simons refers to a “reality gap” between supporters and opponents of women in combat. Supporters of women in combat make many assumptions that have never been tested, while opponents are usually driven by personal experience in combat units.
The Obama administration should stop this rush toward adopting foolish, unrealistic, and dangerous feminist ideas such as assigning women to direct military combat.
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