Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Cost of Social Experimentation

Studies are now showing that women are more susceptible to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following active service in the military. Common sense should have told us that, but militant feminists insisted that the military experience must be made as gender-neutral as possible. Now these chickens are coming home to roost. From the Chicago Tribune via
But today, two years after the start of an Iraq war in which traditional front lines were virtually obliterated and women were tasked to fill lethal combat roles more routinely than in any conflict in U.S. history, the nation may be just beginning to see and feel the effects of such service.

In the wake of such concerns, the Veterans Affairs Department has launched a pioneering $6 million study of PTSD among female veterans. It is the first VA study to focus exclusively on female veterans; 8 percent to 10 percent of active-duty and retired military women suffer from PTSD, a rate nearly twice as high as that among men.
Twice as high, despite the fact that women's exposure to combat is incidental, rather than by design. This clearly implies a vastly greater rate of PTSD if women are, as feminists demand, routinely assigned to active combat roles.

Certainly there are enough men willing and able to perform these duties. All the DoD has to do is instruct the different branches of the service to remove the age restrictions on enlistment, and accept anyone who can fulfill the physical requirements.

Via The Brutality of Reason.