Over the Hill

February 7, 2013

Female warriors usher in new era of equality

Two weeks ago, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced women will now be permitted to serve in the combat branches of our armed services. I was surprised that didn’t attract more criticism. It surely would have 30 years ago, when the opponents of the Equal Rights Amendment succeeded in thwarting its ratification.

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Phil Dirkx

Phil Dirkx has lived in Paso Robles for more than four decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 238-2372 or phild2008@sbcglobal.net .