On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh took on one of the hurdles he maintains would be a problem with women in combat zones — how to keep them from getting pregnant.
Limbaugh offered an idea he said he came up with in the early 1990s, when there was a similar effort underway to integrate women in the military into combat situations: put a group of women together until their menstrual cycles are in sync.
“There’s an easy way to do it,” Limbaugh said. “Now here’s what we know — we know that women who live together or who are housed together, dormitories for example, sororities — after a certain passage of time, and this is one of the marvels of creation. No one can explain it, but it happens — menstrual cycles happen to synchronize. You can get mad at me all you want for saying it, but it happens to be true. And it’s not a put-down and it’s not taking away from any individuality of any woman. It just happens.”
Once that happens, he suggested they all be housed together and thus, the problems of pregnancy would be solved.
“So, what we do — we create, we call it the All-American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion, and we segregate women enough in various bases, barracks so that you have synchronized menstrual cycles timed in such a way so that on any day of the year, you are guaranteed to have a fighting female force all in PMS — all during premenstrual syndrome. You can do it because they synchronize the cycles.”
He also added there would be the bonus of women being “damn good during combat” given their hormonal condition.
“No matter when you need them, you’re always going to have a combat-ready battalion of women on PMS,” he continued. “Pregnancy problem solved. And pretty damn good during combat at the same time. Talk to any man, not being sexist here, just dealing with reality. That’s how you do it.”