December 14, 2011 Leave a Comment
Watch Independent Lens “Lioness” at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 on Wisconsin Public Television.
I have to say that I was not aware of a U.S. policy that kept female soldiers from being sent into direct ground combat. I suppose it might have made sense years ago when women were first allowed to enlist in the military, but hasn’t the goal always been to create equality?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but putting policies in place that restrict women from doing some of the same things done by their male counterparts seems somewhat unequal. I think it will be interesting to see if this question gets raised in the film. What will be even more interesting is if this policy holds strong in the future or if the way we engage in ground warfare will require some adjustments to policy.