Questions I Have For Myself About That Army Ranger Women Story -The Toast

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Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 10.37.01 PM 1. Mallory, did you even know what the Army Rangers were before you heard about Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, the first two women to complete the grueling Army Ranger School training?

I did not.

2. Do you have complicated feelings about the role of the American military at home and abroad?

I do.

3. How many times did you have to re-read this article before you realized that finishing Ranger School was not in fact the same thing as becoming an Army Ranger?

Three times, but I didn’t really get it until I read the comments.

4. Were the comments terrible and seemingly left by deeply confused human beings?

They were.

5. Is it weird for you to objectify two women – women you had never heard of before yesterday – who are just doing their jobs?

It is.

6. Will you continue to do so, regardless?

I will, thanks for asking.

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