This is a discussion on Women Officially in Combat Roles within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by suntzu Oh come on! DOn't be bashful...most forum violations will expire in 90 days LOL That's true! My expired yesterday!...
Obviously, this whole topic is being used as a political tool. I say we need to register all 18 year old girls for the draft, starting now. If it's really about equality, then you have to go all the way. It's not.
The problem is that drafting girls wouldn't gain any votes.
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I think that no matter how "PC" the "progressive" Left wants to be, there are certain societal and cultural factors that just simply cannot be changed, at least not at this point in time.
If I were in the military, I could trust a woman, I could depend on one, and I could fight side by side with a woman. I have 3 daughters, and I have always been impressed by their abilities. While they may not always bring brute physical strength to the table, women ocharacteristly often bring other valueable traits to the fight. What I'm trying to say here, is that in no way shape or form doubt the bravery and abilities of women in a combat role.
However, while I could fight side by side with women, what I just could not psychologically handle, is if that woman were to be wounded, killed, or captured by the enemy. It would just mess me up. And that, would comprimise my abilities as a male soldier/sailor/marine. Of course a male comrade casualty would possibly mess me up too, but not nearly to the degree of a woman. That is just because how I am culturally and biologically programmed after thousands of years of human instinct.
OK, so a mothers maternal instict to protect her younf might distract an older NCO female in protecting a 18 yr old kidA man is more likely to put himself in harms way if they think the female soldier is in danger. It's like we all want to protect our mothers.
Depending what unit you are in and what you are doing they share may also share the same tent/quarters. As far back as I could remember during field probles we had females in the same tent as us and sometime seperate tents.Additional cost to provide for separate quarters.
That is just ignorantDistraction from a tight pair of fatigues will get you killed
AgreedCan a woman hump a 40 pound ruck on a 15 mile march. I'm not going to carry her
I have no idea where and when you served but you served with a bunch of females that are not the norm (my experience)When the s**t hit the fan I don't want to hear please hold me.
That may be true and a valid reason for not having women serve as 11, 18 series.Equal opportunity will get involved and may drop the physical requirements for women's equal rights.
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Go for it, give them a all female fire fight squad kicking down doors and getting to the bad guy.
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I also I'm completely against women who have minor children being deployed overseas for more than 3 months at a time. But, that's a whole other thread.
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I almost fell over - the news tonight said that women will be allowed in combat units...IF they can meet the same physical standards as the men.
Maybe there is some sense left in the DoD after all.
Still think it is a distraction that is not needed, and there are other hygiene etc issues as well...but...if the women have to meet the same physical standards as the men, there will be precious few women in the combat arms.
In other words, this was all political theater.
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Isn't it all anymore?In other words, this was all political theater.