Friday, February 14, 2014

Women In The Military Discouraged And Solved

Several sci-fi mavens at Tor wanted to discuss women in military science fiction and they ran into a knowledable buzz saw named Tom Kratman. He was very convincing on the subject of women on the front lines and similarly convincing on the subject of women almost everywhere else in the military.

They cause a lot of problems. The traditionalists have a point.

This means my wife Jane was more correct than I.

Tom Kratman has written an essay on the subject, The Amazon’s Right Breast, which explores the problems in depth and how they might be solved. Short answer: separate units. He also wrote a book on the subject, The Amazon Legion, which I may buy and read - or possibly get from the library