The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 1, 2013

Women in combat poll question


— The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat. Do you think this is a good idea? Explain your answer here or @ facebook.com/enidnews.

No (102 votes, 45.95 percent)

Yes (79 votes, 35.59 percent)

Only in certain situations (41 votes, 18.47 percent)

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Comments:

James: Thursday, Jan 24th 1:53PM Why would anyone vote no? It's called equal rights and these women know what they're getting into when applying.

J Moran: Saturday, Jan 26th 2:51PM Yes, I think that women who enlist in the US millitary should be familirized with the whole aspect of battle field preparedness, including combat of anykind and rescue in dangerous situations. Times they are a changing. They should not be exempt. More of an equality issue, but then again it is that way for everybody even if you are not in the armed forces of the US. There seems to be a predominate flow of inequity for everyone even in the work force. Discrimination I am affraid only hurts the so called American Dream and the the rights that people have in this great country. God Bless the USA. J. Moran Coudersport, Pa.