Thursday, April 17, 2008

So...Spain has a Preggo Defense Minister...

I actually think this is sort of neat. I mean, who cares if she's a) a she and b) "with child" if she's the right guy [sic] for the job? Apparently some of the Spanish military top brass and veterans groups are not amused. They're concerned that the image of a pregnant woman leading the troops sends the wrong message. Spanish feminists disagree...and I'm inclined to take their side. It's ludicrous to consider "a woman in full womanhood" to be an image of anything but strength, power and responsibility. Besides, would you want to cross a pissed-off pregnant chick with a whole army behind her? Any Spaniards in the audience...what do you think/hear about this?

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