Women have been fighting for equality for a long long long time. Now we have it. So, what now? Start fighting for inequality?
Woman are pretty good at fighting. The second-in-command (so to speak) in my martial art system is a woman.
I'm a veteran, and a practitioner of martial arts.
The two are not the same.
No, they aren't. But it takes a lot of inner strength to be in combat, and women have it in them to learn self-disicpline as good as any man.
Sure, that's true.
But the battlefield is about far, far more than discipline. It will **** up your head in ways that most people can't even begin to understand.
This is a bad idea. Men and women are not the same. Equal value, as both are living breathing humans, but not equal truly.
Mixing men and women on the battlefield has NEVER worked, throughout history.
This will end badly.
I think all wars ends badly. As a vet I'm certain you can confirm that being male doesn't make you exempt from mental scarring. The difference would be we will see women whose heads are screwed up.
Horrible, awful decision.
Get them all adjusted to have PMS at the same time. They'd be unstoppable.
We are supposed to be protecting our women, its a sad day when we put then in harm's way. I know they are screaming for equality. but women are very precious and should always be protected. not put on the front line of a war. this is my opinion. Hare Krishna
A woman can shoot a gun as well as a man.
That is a very small fraction of what Infantry is about.
I guess they aren't recruiting enough men.
I can't believe there is a debate/discussion about this. I absolutely believe they should be in the infantry.
If they can't handle it, perhaps they shouldn't be in the military.
Tag and bag them. It's been long overdue. Send them to the front lines without choice just the same as the men. They joined let them fight the same. The hell with special privilege.
We need "affirmative action" on front line duty until the historic disparity in body bags is equalized.
Thats right open the draft back up to and draft the feminnazi's first for once
The misandrist media is all over this announcement like stink on ****. They blather on that females "will have to meet the same physical requirements." But they LIE! Females in the military have NEVER met the same physical requirements and in fact cannot meet the same physical requirements. Having females on a combat team will place more burden on men and get more men killed because the females cannot and will not carry their load. <br />
I would support an all female army corps (WAC with hardware, trucks, etc., sized for females, without reliance on men to do their work. WAC units could be sent to the front to fight and die until we have historic parity in body bags.
Yes, Sapphire, in WW II, the Russian army claimed many German females as spoils of war. Females have always been spoils of war from the most primitive tribes to the most modern armies. It allows females to survive while the men get killed.
In Iraq and Afghanistan the role of females in door to door was primarily to deal with female Muslims who take offense to being searched by strange men. Females also did logistics, etc.
I would have no problems if the females have a Women's Army Corps with tactics, equipment, vehicles, etc., sized for an average female body. Send them to the front.
As a women myself I would not want the burden nor the responsibility of having to take someones life in the line of duty. I think it would weigh too heavily on me. Now do not get me wrong if I had to protect me or mine or if our country was attacked I have 2 guns I would pick up and I would defend my self against the enemy and I would do my best to make sure that they would be dead quick, fast and in a hurry.
Don't know about other women, only know about my own feelings. yes, i could march along side others to fight a battle, fight for what I feel is right, watching the back of those I fight with. Not all men can go to war... guess the same with a women.
Not too keen on the idea. I wouldn't want my little girl out there on the battle field. It would worry me sick. Maybe I'm out of date but I think support roles are ok, even combat positions on ships or planes, but not on the ground. It's wrong.
I'm all for it if it would make the politicians think before starting the next war . Frankly I'm appalled at the amount of rapes happening in our armed forces . This is an issue that needs to be address .
Yeah the Israelis tried it once and the casualties became astronomical both physical and psychological. If you want to **** up a unit of guys put a woman in it and get her killed.
It said in the news 5300 troups are going to lose their jobs. Are they re-hiring now or what ?
lol if they want to be all killing people..... I don't know it's wrong for anyone to be in a war thinking it's helpful....... it's not but still like I don't want anyone I know killing someone, no matter what they did just killing another living thing is not right it's like but it is I want to kill every texting service and every ringing thing that's unneeded to be ringing. Like those songs with ringing and zaps and pings.
One of the biggest lies perpetuated to the public has been that 'women aren't assigned in combat roles'. People eat it up,,which is also one of the reasons female operatives have great success over EC's out there. The neutralization of the target can be dome quickly and nearly effortlessly, because of this myth. You'll note that in countries such as Israel, they are under no such delusions. And, since the Revolutiœnary war, women have been in direct combat many times. Not to mention specops from at least Panama, Bosnia, etc. It's amazing how fit some women are. Shave the head, apply camo,,equip, photograph and you untrained eyes would NOT notice the difference. Also, many women are assigned to specop outfits and forward teams are in the EXACT same location. Do you honestly think frag flying at 200mph knows someone's sex? lol Now your avg grunt, seaman, etc ain't gonna know this stuff, but then, they don't have a 'need to know' clearance anyway. Do you think the HC chopper pilot in Desert Storm/Shield who got her legs shot up isn't combat rated? lol Oh my, anyway....don't ask a bunch of war movie junkies, online wannabe commando's, and little kids who know **** all about what 'goes œn' to tell you what goes n. Morbid curiosity, frankly, is unattractive. AND, please don't harass combat vets with your demented questions, to flay their horrors open to you just because you have stupidly romanticized WAR. Idiots!
I think it's fine to let them, but they shouldn't have more lenient requirements in training. For example, in the marines, women don't have to be able to do as many pullups to meet the requirement.