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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    they could when they are not actually out on mission.
    Then this is irrelevant to their combat role, amirite?

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    This is why I believe that it could actually happen. Most women in the armed forces don't want to serve in combat. Those who do should be required to meet the same living and working conditions as the men, and would probably welcome the opportunity to do so.
    the problem is that certain elements of the population would never allow for women serving in combat to be treated the same as men. they will always insist on separate housing, showers, latrines, etc.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    the problem is that certain elements of the population would never allow for women serving in combat to be treated the same as men. they will always insist on separate housing, showers, latrines, etc.
    By "certain elements," do you mean the wives of the guys in combat?

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Then this is irrelevant to their combat role, amirite?
    no, because the combat role doesn't exist in a vacuum. you can't lock them in storage and then pull them out to go on missions.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    By "certain elements," do you mean the wives of the guys in combat?
    them and politicians and liberal women's organizations and mothers and fathers of the girls in combat. my wife is one of them, where my daughter is concerned.

    society in general is not ready for a "starship troopers" military.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    I am an MP, not technically a combat arm and we had problems with females in Iraq. they could not walk alone anywhere due to the constant threat of kidnap and/or rape by the local men.
    I met a guy in the oil field who was working near Egypt and on a visit to Cairo an Arab man ran up to his wife and molested her in public. The same thing happened to my brother’s wife in Lebanon but the other guy was so angry that when he got back to the off shore rid he was working on he threw an Arab off of the landing pad. I forget why he picked that one but he didn’t like the guy already so he asked him to meet him of the helicopter pad and pitched him into the water.

    Think what would happen if a woman trooper was wounded and captured and then found tortured and raped. Our guys wouldn’t be getting any of the “Didn’t Shoot” medals that Barry is promoting.

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    several times while out on patrols, we had local men offer us considerable sums of money to buy the female members of the squad.

    personally, I don't think there is anything physically or mentally inferior about women that should preclude them from serving in combat, it is the social/political issues that make it problematical. and unfortunately, I don't see an easy way around them.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yeah right. try telling them that they are going to have to share showers/living quarters with the guys and see how fast the complaining starts. and the sad part is, the women who could or would want to serve in combat would not be the ones complaining.
    Look, it would be little problem to shower at different times. We all don't get into a limited shower at the exact same times. And in the field, we often merely wash up a little. So, this should not be a huge problem. And the only ones who matter are those who want to be in combat. Those who don't, don't matter.

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Look, it would be little problem to shower at different times. We all don't get into a limited shower at the exact same times. And in the field, we often merely wash up a little. So, this should not be a huge problem. And the only ones who matter are those who want to be in combat. Those who don't, don't matter.
    unfortunately those who don't are the ones who make policy, so they do matter.

    and yes, logistically it would not be hard to schedule shower rotations. I have on several occasions mentioned that myself, the reaction I got would lead one to believe I was Hitler.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    If women want to fight on the front lines then let them have their wish...As long as it isn't a hindrance to the unit. I see no reason why a well trained female can't be useful on the front lines.
    It will be a hindrance to the unit. That's the point that being made.
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