Talk:Women's Army Corps

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Article in need of much needed attention[edit]

There is a lot of resources and information about the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)/Women's Army Corps (WAC), unfortunately very little has been contributed to this article. Please help expand this article. --Signaleer 15:34, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Coattails[edit]

Before marriage, Oveta Culp Hobby was Parliamentarian for her state's House of Reps and she served Houston as Asst. Atty. After wedding in 1931, she began to be noticed at the Federal level. We have room to assume the marriage gave her political career more prominence. Binksternet (talk) 16:53, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Controversial statements not properly documented[edit]

The assertions, "Some men feared that if women became soldiers they would no longer serve in a masculine preserve and their masculinity would be devalued.[4] Others feared being sent into combat units if women took over the safe jobs.[5]" appear to be controversial, and are not properly documented. The reference in footnote 4 is incomplete, and the reference in footnote 5 does not make or support the statement, at least on the cited page. Given that the statements sound much more like a recent opinion about the reasons for male resistance than a historical finding of the reasons for it, these assertions should be either correctly documented, deleted, or transferred to a section that clearly labels them as modern opinion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.5.123.40 (talk) 17:18, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Footnote 5 has been corrected to Treadwell (1954), page 184: "As the 'phoney war' vanished and combat became more real to the American public, the slogan [Release a Man for Combat] appealed to no one: Army men in clerical jobs did not particularly appreciate being replaced for combat; mothers did not wish a daughter to enlist if this would send a son to his death; and a woman whose husband or sweetheart was killed overseas did not like to think that but for her or some other woman he would have been safe in a desk job." Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:38, 5 September 2008 (UTC)