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

    We carry what is necessary. When I went from infantry to special ops, my pack got bigger and heavier.

    When OIF started, my unit was responsible for taking the western desert. We had to pack enough food, water, ammunition, to get through to the next supply drop. We had the best gear available to the military and did not carry luxury items.

    We were fortunate enough to have vehicles so humping these packs was not necessary but we always trained for it as a contingency plan.

    Training marches were a 75 pound ruck ( and water was extra on top of this weight) we had a little supply guy who weighed about 130. Despite maxing his pt test these marches were an epic struggle for him. He would constantly fall down because the weight was too much for him.

    Different units have different missions and physical demands.

    Most of the guys in my unit looked like big country boys but we were suitably built for our mission.

    My brother-in laws unit down the road LRRSD, they were younger, and generally smaller than we were and they were suitably built for their task.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    I am happily married and a happy mother of a big giant son. I am also a realist.
    No, you are so FAR from realistic, you are like on another planet somewhere in outer, outer space.

    The REALITY is that if women want to be in the military, they HAVE to meet certain physical standards. They HAVE to be able to carry all of their supplies, and they have to be able to move quickly and keep up while carrying those supplies. This is not about trying to "leave women out" but is about safety and life-or-death situations. You just cannot have one person that everyone else has to make allowances for in a war-time arena. Not smart.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Heh. You don't have an answer.

    It's your own inconsistency and your own problem, so I'm under no obligation to help you out of it.

    Again, I'm crushed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    I was trying to imply they're all the same to me, but avoid being pilloried for blanket sexism.
    So you were trying to express blanket sexism yet avoid the consequences of it. Got it.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Again, I'm crushed.
    Still not an answer, just bluster.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    I am happily married and a happy mother of a big giant son. I am also a realist.
    Married to a ............... man?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    I am happily married and a happy mother of a big giant son. I am also a realist.
    That's like saying some of your best friends are black, but you're a "realist."

    Haters gonna hate, I guess.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No, you are so FAR from realistic, you are like on another planet somewhere in outer, outer space.

    The REALITY is that if women want to be in the military, they HAVE to meet certain physical standards. They HAVE to be able to carry all of their supplies, and they have to be able to move quickly and keep up while carrying those supplies. This is not about trying to "leave women out" but is about safety and life-or-death situations. You just cannot have one person that everyone else has to make allowances for in a war-time arena. Not smart.
    This is almost all true and the reality is that although they are becoming physically bigger by generation and in the future they may be physically better equipped, at this juncture women are on the whole not physically able to fulfill that criteria. However, if all that is required to remove that obstacle is lighter kit, wtf are you on about? That is far from insurmountable. NASA is able to lighten and downsize all manner of materials to enable craft to go into space. Technology probably already exists to lighten military tools.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Married to a ............... man?
    Pum pum pum.....yes, just one man. He's all right though for a man, he has a brain and great big...bank balance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Still not an answer, just bluster.
    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    That's like saying some of your best friends are black, but you're a "realist."

    Haters gonna hate, I guess.
    Whatever any of that means.

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

    This thread is wearing me out and it's gone off topic. I'm away.

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