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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'll be honest, they gross me out. I don't like them one bit.

    First, it's a waste of tax dollars to give women guns and have them running around playing GI Jane.

    Second, what happens if a woman is caught in battle? A woman is a liability out there.

    Women are physically, mentally, and emotionally not cut out to be soldiers. For that reason, they have not been soldiers all throughout human history.

    It's only in our modern, metrosexual era where Hollywood replaces reality that we are deluded enouigh to believe that men and women are exactly the same in every respect.

    I'm more concerned of their being raped by American soldiers and the military ignoring it. I don't like the idea of women in combat being used for sexual pleasures by our troops.

    Apparently, you didn't grow up in a time where dad worked and mom managed the children all summer long. A gun would have suited my mother and her ability to reign in her tough and tumble sons, but she did just fine with her whistle and fly swatter.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'll be honest, they gross me out. I don't like them one bit.

    First, it's a waste of tax dollars to give women guns and have them running around playing GI Jane.

    Second, what happens if a woman is caught in battle? A woman is a liability out there.

    Women are physically, mentally, and emotionally not cut out to be soldiers. For that reason, they have not been soldiers all throughout human history.

    It's only in our modern, metrosexual era where Hollywood replaces reality that we are deluded enouigh to believe that men and women are exactly the same in every respect.
    During my time I have met, worked with a couple of women I would welcome on the front lines with me. But only a couple. These two could tote a 50 pound back with weapon and make it 20 miles through a jungle or the mountains. Heck, they could out run the majority of men in the 2 mile run and hiking, they put most of the young soldiers to shame.

    I think it is pick and choose, take the ones who qualify going through the same thing the men do, the rest, leave behind. The two I told you about, I would trust them with my life under any and all circumstances. I couldn't say the same for at least half the men.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    During my time I have met, worked with a couple of women I would welcome on the front lines with me. But only a couple. These two could tote a 50 pound back with weapon and make it 20 miles through a jungle or the mountains. Heck, they could out run the majority of men in the 2 mile run and hiking, they put most of the young soldiers to shame.

    I think it is pick and choose, take the ones who qualify going through the same thing the men do, the rest, leave behind. The two I told you about, I would trust them with my life under any and all circumstances. I couldn't say the same for at least half the men.
    Your last sentence says it all. There are qualified and non-qualified on both sides of the gender line.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I didn't vote because I can't do so intelligently. First, I don't know how they compare shoulder-to-shoulder with guys. And secondly, I don't know the mindset of a male soldier. Does he think his female compatriot has to be protected more than a male counterpart? I don't know. I think guys in our current military could answer much more intelligently than the rest of us.
    There are some mentally and physically tough women in the army which could serve on the front lines without a problem or having guys worrying about protecting them. But these gals, at least that I know of, have found out, are in the minority. A blanket order of placing women in the combat skill MOS's would be very wrong and probably lead to extra deaths. But to pick and choose those who qualify the same as a man, got get them girl.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Your last sentence says it all. There are qualified and non-qualified on both sides of the gender line.
    That is correct, I spent 3 years as a Drill Sergeant at Ft. Leonard Wood and another 3 as NCOIC of Willard Training Area at Ft. Gordon. It is all about training and matching capabilities. Little Miss Petite usually wouldn't cut it. But having said that, some would definitely surprise. It is all about keeping the standards the same regardless of gender. But that is not how we usually approach these issues. An example is the difference between a male and female PT tests. The females only have to do around half of what a male has to do to pass. But if a female can pass a male PT test, in my book, she is most welcome to join me.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    There are some mentally and physically tough women in the army which could serve on the front lines without a problem or having guys worrying about protecting them. But these gals, at least that I know of, have found out, are in the minority. A blanket order of placing women in the combat skill MOS's would be very wrong and probably lead to extra deaths. But to pick and choose those who qualify the same as a man, got get them girl.
    This I agree with. Most women can't be in combat MOS's. It isn't right to make quotas or reach certain goals to fill with women. But women can handle other roles in the military just fine at the same level of competence and ability as their male counterparts, if not more depending on the woman and the men she is serving with. And there are definitely places on the front lines for women, especially in the conflicts/wars we are currently fighting, even if they aren't technically combat roles. One that has been showing success is sending women in to relate to the women of the countries we are in, teaching them skills to make them more independent and showing them that women can be more than just property of men.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    There are some mentally and physically tough women in the army which could serve on the front lines without a problem or having guys worrying about protecting them. But these gals, at least that I know of, have found out, are in the minority. A blanket order of placing women in the combat skill MOS's would be very wrong and probably lead to extra deaths. But to pick and choose those who qualify the same as a man, got get them girl.
    I don't mind them filling the positions as long as the physical requirements are the same for women and men. Given that and what I've bolded from your comment, I just don't want to hear feminists cry foul about more men filling front line positions than women.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    This I agree with. Most women can't be in combat MOS's. It isn't right to make quotas or reach certain goals to fill with women. But women can handle other roles in the military just fine at the same level of competence and ability as their male counterparts, if not more depending on the woman and the men she is serving with. And there are definitely places on the front lines for women, especially in the conflicts/wars we are currently fighting, even if they aren't technically combat roles. One that has been showing success is sending women in to relate to the women of the countries we are in, teaching them skills to make them more independent and showing them that women can be more than just property of men.
    Almost all the women I knew in the army were competent at what their job was, just like the men. I do not know the percentages of men vs. women in the army today, outside there are a ton of more women than when I retired from active duty. All of them do their job and duty first rate. But tracing through the jungles or mountains also takes physical stamina, determination along with being good at what you do.

    There was an MP company in Iraq that had a female CO and quite a lot of female MP's who was ambushed, they gave as good as they took if not more so.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I don't mind them filling the positions as long as the physical requirements are the same for women and men. Given that and what I've bolded from your comment, I just don't want to hear feminists cry foul about more men filling front line positions than women.

    That is my point, as long as the standards remain the same for both men and women. If they meet the standards, by all means.
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