Women in Combat? ‘When Harry Met Sally’ edition

 

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Kingsley Browne:  “It’s not clear that men can actually bond with women in the way they bond with other men.”

Samantha Bee:  “So women can disrupt bromance in combat zones?”

Kingsley Browne:  “Almost by definition.”

Sound familiar?  Probably because Nora Ephron wrote it in 1989:

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Harry:  “You realize of course that we could never be friends.”

Sally:  “Why not?”

Harry:  “… Men and women can’t be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way.”

It was funny then.  And it’s funny now.

 

About Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her Ph.D. and Th.M. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master’s degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her B.A. from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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