Quoting Quiverfull: Female Soldiers Forced Into Combat?

Ladies Against Feminism posted this snippet of the original blog posting at Why I Am Not A Feminist by Judithann Campbell. Judithann Campbell is not Quiverfull or part of the Fundamentalist Evangelical crowd represented by people like the Botkins. Ladies Against Feminism used her writing without giving her credit or even looking to see if the rest of the article conforms with their beliefs. Perfect example of LAF cherry picking to support their issues.

From Why I Am Not A Feminist

On July 24th, at a House Armed Services Committee Personnel Subcomittee hearing, Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) asked Marine Lt. Gen Robert Milstead if being assigned to combat positions would be voluntary for women. General Milstead responded by saying that the 48 female officers and staff NCOs that are now in 19 formerly all-male units were placed there “through the normal assignment process-that was involuntary. That’s why we call them orders.” General Milstead went on to explain, “You go there, and that’s the way it’s going to have to be. It’s going to have to be the same because it can’t be voluntary for the males; it needs to be the same for all. And that’s the way we’ll do it; where you have a level playing field and everyone will feel like they’re being treated equal.”

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 

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