Poppets, I have been writing a very long answer in response to an email. In short the email read:
Dear Auntie Seraphic,
I am a young woman. I want to get married one day. Retaining my femininity is very important to me. Should I join the Marines for four years?
And, in short, I replied,
Grace and peace,
I forgot to ask Gruntette for permission to reproduce our correspondence, so this is all the detail you're getting.
Here's Mulieris Dignitatem.
I totally respect Gruntette's urge to serve her country, by the way. If there are any American (British, Canadian, et al.) servicewomen (or even servicemen) who would like to add their two cents in the comm box, be my guest.