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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:09 PM

16. Had a funny conversation with my USMC reserve nephew last Christmas

This was before the announcement, obviously, but we were talking about women in combat. He was trying to explain why women don't belong on patrol duties, and the best he could come up with was...urination.

"Where are they supposed to pee?"

"Where do you pee?"

"Wherever I need to. But I'm a guy."

"A woman can't piss wherever she needs to?"

"But it's different. She needs to drop her pants. That slows the patrol down. Guys don't have to do that."

"So how do you shit?"

"Uhh..."

I really wish I had a transcript of the entire conversation. It was funny as hell listening to him try to defend keeping women out of combat, only to be forced to admit that every single one of his arguments were baseless. I got even better when his mother jumped in after his "women can't handle pain as well as men" comment. Watching a 6'1" 24 year old Marine cringe and cower in front of his 5'2" 46 year old mother and she educated him about the "joys" of birthing his oversized head was priceless (he's normal now, but he really had a weirdly large head when he was born).

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