No Lives Matter
From what I've read in different new stories about this. This decision has nothing to do with any kind of political correctness. Its not coming from the President its coming from the SECDEF and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and no one can accuse our military leaders of putting political correctness of sound military decisions.
I think what rivrrat is trying to say is that:
Some, perhaps only the tiniest minority of, but some, women can do 99% of the things men can do. Perhaps that tiny 1% of things women can't do should be limited to men.
But not based on sex.
Based on ability.
If the women can't hack it, then they can't hack it, and shouldn't be allowed into the situation where their lack of strength/whatever puts others in jeopardy.
Regarding the females on subs bit:
I believe she is attempting to say that it is unnecessary to retrofit/modify the subs. Leave things the way they are, just change the navy regs on coed situations.
Let em all shower together, no need for coed facilities.
If the men get hard-on's, let em go wack off, and both parties should just laugh it off, as it is a natural reaction and only a small minority of men can control it in all situations.
If a women was going to complain about such, she shouldn't be on the sub to begin with.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
We could apply the same argument about cramped quarters, difficult conditions and heavy lifting but I believe quite a few women served on the front line against Panzer and Tiger tanks on the European mainland.
The women can be in charge of the torpedo room.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Here is a good example of one reason I am so against females being in ground combat. (not so much against the sub thing, but it has it's own set of issues)
Back many years ago I was working at a temp agency. I had a friend April who worked with me at the different sites.
April made the same amount of money I did per hour.
It never failed that when we went to a new site she would end up doing something like putting small electronic parts into a little box. It was hot in the plant so they gave her a fan and a chair. I on the other hand was in the same heat in the same plant strapping Bobcat front ends to pallets by myself. Same amount of pay.
Even working at other company's as a regular employee it would go the same. I am breaking my back, some female is sitting down doing much of nothing for the same amount of money. Same job title, same pay, very different work loads.
Now jump ahead to the Army. Fat out of shape females were the norm. They could barely do a female push up, let alone a real one. Or little skinny females that could barely lift an M16A2 and fire it correctly. I did not see many females I would want beside me in a combat situation. Hell, I saw many men I did not want to be beside but it was the exception, rather than the rule.
I know plenty of females that could handle it and did even back then. I am pretty certain Riverrat, for example would make a fine combat solider, but she is the exception rather than the rule.
I just don't see any gains or benefits for putting women in combat or even subs.
No Lives Matter