View Poll Results: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

Voters
106. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    73 68.87%
  • No

    33 31.13%
Page 13 of 63 FirstFirst ... 3111213141523 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 130 of 628

Thread: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?[W:57]

  1. #121
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 03:32 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ahhhhh.... look: I have no problem with women in combat, as long as they are trained and conditioned to the unit's required standards without regard to gender.


    However, it is most evident that there are physical differences in the genders regarding certain physical performance capabilities.

    Most of the time, in comparing a 140 lb man and a 140 lb woman, who are both comparably trained and conditioned, the man will typically have more strength and endurance, more muscle and bone mass, and will likely be a bit faster overall. If you look at athletic records it becomes quickly evident that in most sports where strength or endurance are the major factors, male athletes typically outperform female athletes on average.

    Not to say there aren't exceptional female athletes who are capable of competing with top-rank male athletes... yes there are a few, but only a few.

    Now I figure most women who'd want to be a Ranger, and are capable of qualifying under existing standards, would be exceptional physical specimens with exceptional drive and committment to excel already, so if they qual I have no problem with them doing it.

    But pretending that there aren't significant differences in physical performance capacity between the genders, speaking in terms of averages and generalities, is just not factual.

    I agree that the next war fought only with fists, knives and swords should be only fought by men.

    Besides, we learned how incompetent in physical activities women are when they went to work in factories and riveting ships in WWII. That's why Germany and Japan won World War II and we lost.

  2. #122
    Dungeon Master
    Somewhere in Babylon
    Jetboogieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in Babylon...
    Last Seen
    @
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,291
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    would you want your wife, sister or daughter to serve in hand to hand combat and live in a foxhole?
    No... but I wouldn't wouldn't want my brother, father or Son in hand to hand combat either.

    But that's their choice now... isn't it?

  3. #123
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Although if I remember my history, it was the French who wanted her executed.
    One faction, yes.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  4. #124
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Which would, of course, usher in the Clone Wars.
    You're on a roll this week.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  5. #125
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Most of the time, in comparing a 140 lb man and a 140 lb woman, who are both comparably trained and conditioned, the man will typically have more strength and endurance, more muscle and bone mass, and will likely be a bit faster overall.
    In my experience, the average person who weighs 140 pounds is fairly easy to toss around, regardless of their gender. Just sayin'.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  6. #126
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:13 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,359

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    In my experience, the average person who weighs 140 pounds is fairly easy to toss around, regardless of their gender. Just sayin'.
    Ok, Chewbacca. I'm 6'1 180-200, but I'll have you know something. Some of those tiny bastards can fight like spider monkeys.

  7. #127
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Ok, Chewbacca. I'm 180-200, but I'll have you know something. Some of those tiny bastards can fight like spider monkeys.
    Some, sure. Some of both gneders would knock me into the next century with one shot.

    But not most.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  8. #128
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:13 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,359

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Some, sure.



    Feel the hate.

  9. #129
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Theoretical Physics Lab
    Last Seen
    01-06-15 @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    25,120

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Sure they would. As an accountant, I can tell you that they get more money and most, if not all, is tax exempt if it's in a combat zone.

    So I say go kill the bad guys and I'll make sure you get a bigger piece of that pie when you come back to me.

    Win/win.

  10. #130
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    01-21-16 @ 12:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    51,124

    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?[W:

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    In my 21 years in the military I have never heard of one person be they man or woman who wanted to serve in combat.
    That's kind of the whole reason one joins the service...to enter combat in one form or another.

Page 13 of 63 FirstFirst ... 3111213141523 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •