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Female Veterans Completely Smash Misogynistic Views On Women In Combat In This Powerful Video

"When I was out working in Ramadi, Iraq doing Team Lioness with Marine infantry units, my gender — especially a bleeding vagina — didn't matter."

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In this powerful video, four badass female veterans take on the notion that women shouldn't be in combat because of their periods. Watch these incredible warriors completely destroy that utterly misogynistic bullshit.

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In January 2016, the US military opened all combat roles to women. It didn't take long for some opposing ideas to surface.

"What about PMS and that time of the month? Do we stock Midol and carry that around with us?" —E-8, Special Forces
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"What about PMS and that time of the month? Do we stock Midol and carry that around with us?" —E-8, Special Forces

These are actual quotes from military personnel, taken from a Rand Research Report on Considerations for Integrating Women into US Special Relations.

"I think PMS is terrible, possibly the worst. I cannot stand my wife for about a week out of the month." —E-6, Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman
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"I think PMS is terrible, possibly the worst. I cannot stand my wife for about a week out of the month." —E-6, Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman

So here's what some actual female combat veterans have to say:

"When I was out working in Ramadi, Iraq, doing Team Lioness with Marine infantry units, my gender — especially a bleeding vagina — didn't matter."

Michelle Dallochio, United States Army 1998-2006
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Michelle Dallochio, United States Army 1998-2006

"'Wait! I'm on my period!' said no female combat veteran ever."

Mariette Kalinowski, Marine Corps Reserves, MP, Sgt, 2002-2010
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Mariette Kalinowski, Marine Corps Reserves, MP, Sgt, 2002-2010

"When I served in Mogadishu in 1993, nobody cared if you were a man or a woman...everybody is a soldier first."

Sarah Mess, Army Operating Room, Specialist 1992-2000
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Sarah Mess, Army Operating Room, Specialist 1992-2000

"It doesn't matter whether you got a dick, whether you got a pussy — it matters how well we work together."

Suzanne Rancourt, Marine Corps 1977-1980, Army Medic 1987-2008
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Suzanne Rancourt, Marine Corps 1977-1980, Army Medic 1987-2008

"I never cared how much I bled, or even if the guys knew that I was bleeding."

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"In some cultures, when a woman is bleeding is when she is most powerful."

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"Watch out, ISIS! Here comes my vagina."

QUEEN.
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QUEEN.