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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    And neither does pretending that men and women are physically "equal" (as long as you grade on the proper curve).
    Where did I say that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    Where did I say that?
    Just trying to get back to the thread topic. As SHOCKING as that may be to you.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    And neither does pretending that men and women are physically "equal" (as long as you grade on the proper curve).
    No one is arguing that men and women as a whole are physically equal. Just that there are some women out there who indeed are physically equal to the requirements and the task of combat AND who want to serve in that capacity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    No one is arguing that men and women as a whole are physically equal. Just that there are some women out there who indeed are physically equal to the requirements and the task of combat AND who want to serve in that capacity.
    So you wish to lower all other military service phyisical requirements, except combat "tasks"? Or do you wish to make ONE physical standard low enough to accomodate all non-combat tasks and allow all equal access to those positions? Clearly having different standards based on gender (race or ethnicity) cannot be Constitutional. There is no "good" discrimination, either a requirement exists for a job or it does not.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    So you wish to lower all other military service phyisical requirements, except combat "tasks"? Or do you wish to make ONE physical standard low enough to accomodate all non-combat tasks and allow all equal access to those positions? Clearly having different standards based on gender (race or ethnicity) cannot be Constitutional. There is no "good" discrimination, either a requirement exists for a job or it does not.
    I'll be quite honest in that I do not think that non-combatant MOS's/ratings/whatever necessarily all need the same physical requirements as combatant ones do. Seriously, why does the guy who handles the paychecks need to be able to do the same physical stuff as the guy out on the field. It's the same reasoning that I have for allowing handicaps in the military. A given job is set with certain requirements. If you can meet them, then you qualify for that job. If you can't then you don't qualify then you don't get it. If you can't qualify for any job in the military then you don't get into the military. Really how hard is that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    That's because we don't have to spend this much to be safe. The spending people object to has nothing to do with our safety.
    if we would stop trying to feed all the over populated 3rd world ****holes, we'd have plenty of money to "waste" on the military.

    so just exactly what military spending (that has nothing to do with our safety) do you object to?
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    if we would stop trying to feed all the over populated 3rd world ****holes, we'd have plenty of money to "waste" on the military.

    so just exactly what military spending (that has nothing to do with our safety) do you object to?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Just trying to get back to the thread topic. As SHOCKING as that may be to you.
    The topic is whether women want to be in combat. Nobody is pretending men and women are all equal physically. There are standards for a reason. It's really not a difficult concept to grasp.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    if we would stop trying to feed all the over populated 3rd world ****holes, we'd have plenty of money to "waste" on the military.

    so just exactly what military spending (that has nothing to do with our safety) do you object to?
    Why don't you do some research and post some numbers on that... And I object to the billions we wasted in Iraq

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