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hafidha sofia

Wow! I hope if I ever get to be a mom, that I am courageous like that. Though I'm not sure if I want my mettle to ever be tested in such a way, either! Yikes.

Richard

>>>Heroism Knows No Gender

Is this kinda' like, "Hurricane Slams Coast. Women and Minorities Hit Hardest"?

Glad you could link heroism with gender today. Good for you.

h sofia

I guess you can't win for losing, HF.

Richard

Oh, sofia- I was having fun. Ha. Ha. Everyone's so serious around here sometimes, but I'm not trying to tell you how to feel or anything, okay?

The Happy Feminist

I am glad to know that you take women's heroism for granted, Richard. I do also, but alas, not everyone does.

Here is the hidden fun part of this story: I was actually quite tickled that Doug Phillips of Vision Forum ministries and an advocate of "Biblical Patriarchy," linked to this.

chipmunk

What's this about women being frail?

The Happy Feminist

I would be willing to wrestle with an angry chipmunk -- a polar bear not so much!

Mrs. B

((Here is the hidden fun part of this story: I was actually quite tickled that Doug Phillips of Vision Forum ministries and an advocate of "Biblical Patriarchy," linked to this.))

He explained it in his comments....something like 'NEVER underestimate the power of a mother when it comes to the lives of her children!'. Just because the men are in charge or are leaders doesn't mean they think women aren't capable of anything. Mothers are very powerful people! (o:

Emma

Hey HF

I came across a quote I thought you might like re heroism, and also women in combat. It's from a reproduction of "Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain 1942", a publication issued by the War Department, Washington D.C. to advise American forces stationed in the UK during WW2.

"A British woman officer or non-commissioned officer can - and often does - give orders to a man private. The men obey smartly and know it is no shame. For British women have proven themselves in this way. They have stuck to their posts near burning ammunition dumps, delivered messages afoot after their motorcycles have been blasted from under them. They have pulled aviators from burning planes. They have died at gun posts and as they fell another girl has stepped directly into the position and "carried on". There is not a single record in this war of any British woman in uniformed service quitting her post or failing in her duty under fire.

Now you understand why British soldiers respect the women in uniform. They have won the right to the utmost respect. When you see a girl in khaki or air-force blue with a bit of ribbon on her tunic - remember she didn't get it for knitting more socks than anyone else in Ipswich."

rate my camel toe

wow how brave is this.

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