Marketing Women in Combat


Federal Law, governing our armed forces, prohibits women in land combat.

But how would one know, from the ads we are bombarded with.


So, I don’t know, what do you think? Would you go with the pearls, or would they be too much with this . . .?

Or maybe the boyfriend is wearing the jewelry. At home. On the couch.

Holding his manhood cheap.

(From Martha and Charmaine. . .)


More on Henry V at the jump.


All things are ready, if our minds be so (3.1)

The game’s afoot (3.1)

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. (3.1)

There is some soul of goodness in things evil, would men observingly distil it out? (4.1)

This story shall the good man teach his son;

And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,

From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remember’d;

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…

For he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother;

be he ne’er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition;

And gentlemen in England now a-bed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhood’s cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.


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