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Subj: COMMENT: Adm. Boorda's Death: Blaming Feminism Date: 96-06-01 06:32:19 EDT From: RPennington@InfoAve.Net (Reina Pennington) To: H-MINERVA@h-net.msu.edu (H-NET List for Discussion of Women & the Military and Women in War) This is a belated reply to Jim Holton's note of 22 May, in which he mentioned how several recent Washington Times editorials seemed to blame Adm. Boorda's suicide on his connection with feminism. I have no idea whether that's a common link, but I thought I'd mention that I was at the Air War College last week, and the suicide was much-discussed over lunch at the O-Club. I sat at the big reserved table with eight or nine senior faculty, and we were joined by LtGen Kelly (the three-star commander of Air University). However, no one ever mentioned anything about Boorda's link with a "ladies' Navy" or even the Tailhook fallout. The discussion centered entirely around the V-device controversy. Reina Pennington <RPennington@InfoAve.net> University of South Carolina