Testimony of Col. John W. Ripley to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces

Posted By on February 2, 2013

This testimony is nearly 20 years old but so relevant right now:

I feel I have a basis upon which to comment, and I would like to read this statement: First of all, this subject should not be argued from the standpoint of gender differences. It should not be argued from the standpoint of female rights or even desires.

As important as these issues are, I think they pale in the light of the protection of femininity, motherhood, and what we have come to appreciate in Western culture as the graceful conduct of women.
We simply do not want our women to fight. We simply do not want them to be subjected to the indescribable, unless you have been there, the horrors of the battlefield.
Read the entire testimony transcript at THIS LINK.

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Jennie is the wife of Matthew and mother of ten children, all of whom keep the household bubbling with life, learning, and levity. Jennie co-founded LAF in 2002 with Lydia Sherman and has been delighted to hear from women all over the world who enjoy their femininity and love to cultivate womanly virtues.

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One Response to “Testimony of Col. John W. Ripley to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces”

  1. Jenn84 says:

    This is one of the best lines:

    “Americans tend to look at other countries and other peoples with the naive statement that: “Oh, they’re just like us.” Well, they’re not just like us. They’re completely different from us, and we are seeing this more and more, particularly as our once greatest adversary (Russia) now reputedly is no longer so.”

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