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Women in combat…at the movies

Every time we renew the debate on women in combat, I think of the soldier in Aliens, rippling with muscles and attitude. 

A fellow soldier asks her,

“Hey, Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?”

She turns and asks him cooly,

“No, have you?”

(See the full scene here.)  

I thought this might stand forever as the best response to a someone who dares challenge a woman’s abilities on the field of battle.

But then I saw the scene in The Dark Knight Rises where someone asks Cat woman,

“Hey, do those shoes make it hard to walk?”

She kicks the offender in the groin and asks,

“I don’t know.  Do they?”