Aren't women more or less serving in combat already?
The years of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan have blurred, if not erased, the traditional notions of combat versus noncombat positions. Battle fronts are fluid, and the concept of a defined front line is virtually meaningless.
The numbers prove it. Some 280,000 women have been deployed to those two countries since 2001, the military says.
Female helicopter pilots fly in and out of combat zones. Female medics treat the wounded wherever they fall. In Afghanistan, the Marines have set up all-female teams, known as "lionesses," who are deployed to speak to Afghan women who would never speak to male U.S. troops. The Marines have found them extremely valuable in gathering intelligence.
More than 150 women have been killed and more than 800 wounded in the Iraq and Afghan wars, according to the military.
I am sure Phyllis Schlafly raised a big fit about it.
One of her big "arguments" she and her Eagle Forum made against the ERA was the possibility of women being drafted and thus serving in combat roles.
The motions made by Jodi Arias's attorneys were denied by the judge.