Q: Are these guys really this ignorant?
A: Yes. Bozo quotes Time as the source of his scientific proof and goes on to say,
"The Muslims used to respond that women are subject to menstruation, when their endurance and mental capacity for concentration are diminished. When a woman witnesses a killing or an accident, she becomes frightened, moves away, and sometimes even faints, and she cannot even watch the incident."
This dude really needs to get out more often and not just to the corner drugstore for Just For Men Brush-In Color Gel for Mustache, Beard & Sideburns.
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PFC Laura Springer, 20, a medic from Odessa, Texas, is among the women who drives the Army's Stryker armored combat vehicle in Iraq. Photo: Ann Scott Tyson for The Washington Post.
MOSUL, Iraq -- Jennifer Guay went to war to be a grunt. And the 170-pound former bartender from Leeds, Maine, with cropped red hair and a penchant for the bench press, has come pretty close.
It was mid-February 2005 and Guay, 26, an Army specialist who was the first woman to be assigned as an infantry combat medic, was spending 10 hours a day on missions with the 82nd Airborne Division, dodging rockets and grenades in the crowded streets of Mosul.
"Break-break-break: U.S. soldier down!" a hard-edged voice came over the radio. A gun battle had just broken out.
In less than five minutes, Guay was at the scene. She dashed to Sgt. Christopher Pusateri, 21, who was lying on the ground, a bullet through his jaw. "I was in charge of this man's life," she recalled. Pusateri had "a massive trauma injury, and I had to get him off the middle of the street."
Day after day, Guay has faced situations that would test the steel of any soldier. And female soldiers like her -- as well as Army officers who support them -- are seizing opportunities amid Iraq's indiscriminate violence to push back the barriers against women in combat.
Specialist Jennifer Guay, a medic shown in the back of a Stryker combat vehicle, was the first woman to be assigned as an infantry combat medic. During that time she spent 10 hours a day on missions with the 82nd Airborne Division. Photo courtesy Jennifer Guay.