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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    pardon the ignorance, but arent women already permitted to fight in combat? After all, my best friends daughter is a gunner and has been wounded.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

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    Has anyone but you actually advocated reducing standards?
    Not yet, but precedent for that surely exists. With upper body strength requirements now far different based on gender, either many (over half) of women will instantly fail or new (lower?) standards must be adopted; care to guess which will occur?

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    pardon the ignorance, but arent women already permitted to fight in combat? After all, my best friends daughter is a gunner and has been wounded.
    This all makes me think that some are trying to prevent women from getting military promotions. Because after all, im sure many men hate the idea of being told what to do by a "woman".

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

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    Israel would like a word with you.
    So they could agree with me? It was the Israelis that proved coed combat arms units won't work.
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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    About 5-6 of us vets were sitting around talking about this at lunch, we all pretty much agreed. Dont change the training, but if they can do it, let them.
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    Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles | World news | guardian.co.uk


    Personally, I'm fine with this as long as they physical requirements are the same. If you can't lift enough or run long enough, you're putting other people in extra danger as well as yourself.
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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Explain - center of gravity affects pushups? (genuine curiosity here). I remember the 'pick up the chair' thing when I was in school which was funny but I never quite got how it actually affected much else.
    Chicks don't just do pushups from their knees due to strength, it has something to do with center of balance. This kinda makes the pushup test impossible to be the same, but pushups on knees is definately not good enough for elite infantry.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    About 5-6 of us vets were sitting around talking about this at lunch, we all pretty much agreed. Dont change the training, but if they can do it, let them.
    Can I question the validity of the training?

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    About 5-6 of us vets were sitting around talking about this at lunch, we all pretty much agreed. Dont change the training, but if they can do it, let them.
    I agree....if someone doesn't cut it kick them out....just as you would do with any male.

    I'm guessing the first couple of women to attempt it are going to be some pretty tough women.
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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    This all makes me think that some are trying to prevent women from getting military promotions. Because after all, im sure many men hate the idea of being told what to do by a "woman".
    Yes, military men are neanderthals that drool and scratch themselves when they see a woman. Get a clue.


    And... why is 'woman' in quotes above? Are military chicks not real women according to you?

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yes, military men are neanderthals that drool and scratch themselves when they see a woman. Get a clue.
    No, that's just me.

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