Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WOMEN IN HARM'S WAY

I read recently that there have been over a hundred female soldiers killed in Iraq. Now I know I come from a bygone era where women were protected from harm. Back in the day, there would have been an outcry like you never heard if even one woman had been killed over there. I watch the news broadcasts from Syria and other countries where violence is almost a part of life for them. Every time I see a woman in front of the camera with bombs exploding behind her. One of our female reporters was in a country where women are forced to wear those black sheets that covers everything but the eyes. She was walking along down a street while she was interviewing someone, and soon was being pelted with rocks by the residents. Why? Who knows? They are all crazy over there in the first place.

I know I'm old-fashioned, but should we be sending female reporters to a country that has such low regard for women? I know it is fashionable to put women in everything these days, but is it that so important that we put them in harm's way? For God's sakes, would it be that politically incorrect to send a man over there? Actually, it would seem to be much too dangerous to send anyone into places like that. I have emailed CBS and ABC with my aforementioned concerns, and, of course, heard nothing from them.

I have asked friends for their opinions and was pretty much told that they asked for it. I know I'm out-of-touch with today's world, but does anyone care that women are being sent to places where their lives are in jeopardy? Please, let me know what you think. Hit the COMMENT thing at the bottom of this blog and give me your opinion. I'm so old fashion that I actually open the door for my wife and walk on the outside of the sidewalk as a protective gesture.

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