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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    She can survive. What do you think women did prior to pads/tampons? They made do with what they had. If the woman wants to do the job, she won't let something like her period prevent it.

    And you still failed to recognize the fact that men need more food overall than women so even if she needed a little more during her period, she would still likely not be any shorter on food than the guys. It would not be any more performance affecting for her than it would be the guys.

    There are plenty of reasons to keep the majority of women out of combat, just due to not being able to physically do the job. Trying to make excuses involving a period (which we can control with drugs, implants, etc.) is just plain nitpicking. Plus, the majority of our guys are not out for weeks or even days at a time without food and water or other provisions. Not in the wars/conflicts we are currently involved.
    Gee whiz, lady. I' just saying that being at 98% ain't enough in a leet unit. And tomorrow, or soon enough, I'll be hearing all about how terrible periods are. And when I hear that crap, Ima tell 'em "talk ta roguenuke!"

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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Gee whiz, lady. I' just saying that being at 98% ain't enough in a leet unit. And tomorrow, or soon enough, I'll be hearing all about how terrible periods are. And when I hear that crap, Ima tell 'em "talk ta roguenuke!"
    Good, tell em. Most women who have been in can tell you that there are much bigger concerns than your period. Even from just my experience on a ship.

    And if 98% is enough for the men, then its enough for the women. Not all the men are going to be at 100% just because they don't have a period if facing the same conditions you described before.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Good, tell em. Most women who have been in can tell you that there are much bigger concerns than your period. Even from just my experience on a ship.

    And if 98% is enough for the men, then its enough for the women. Not all the men are going to be at 100% just because they don't have a period if facing the same conditions you described before.
    Hey, lady, you ain't gonna trick me into saying periods ain't nothin'. Are you tryin' ta get me killed?

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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Hey, lady, you ain't gonna trick me into saying periods ain't nothin'. Are you tryin' ta get me killed?
    What are you talking about? People are what they are. In the military they are tools. Well equipped, well trained (hopefully, for both) tools. We adapt and overcome. How exactly would a woman being on her period be more likely to get you killed than the guy having to go without cigarettes or the guy who lost all of his socks/water or got injured dropping into a zone?

    You run out or forget bandaids, you make them. The same is true with things like pads (shouldn't really be using tampons when there is a chance that you can't change them for more than 8 hours, would cause many more issues). Planning ahead is the best way to deal with such issues. Pads easily fit in the many pockets we have and for most women, they could get by with 3, maybe 4 as backup for a couple of days (about how long a period would be heavy enough flow to be a concern). It is easily preventable for a woman's period to become a real issue if she were in a combat unit. Most likely not any worse of a situation than a heavy smoker running out of cigarettes because of being out for the same amount of time (and don't tell me that this isn't a problem, I know many men in the military who smoke and who get irritable going without for so long, particularly days, the length of time it would take for a woman on her period to face real problems because of it.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    GI Jane is hot, puhleeze.....

    Soldiers are soldiers. If they are capable, then it would be foolish to turn them away on grounds of them having a vagina. Still wondering about female Navy SEALs though.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    What are you talking about? People are what they are. In the military they are tools. Well equipped, well trained (hopefully, for both) tools. We adapt and overcome. How exactly would a woman being on her period be more likely to get you killed than the guy having to go without cigarettes or the guy who lost all of his socks/water or got injured dropping into a zone?

    You run out or forget bandaids, you make them. The same is true with things like pads (shouldn't really be using tampons when there is a chance that you can't change them for more than 8 hours, would cause many more issues). Planning ahead is the best way to deal with such issues. Pads easily fit in the many pockets we have and for most women, they could get by with 3, maybe 4 as backup for a couple of days (about how long a period would be heavy enough flow to be a concern). It is easily preventable for a woman's period to become a real issue if she were in a combat unit. Most likely not any worse of a situation than a heavy smoker running out of cigarettes because of being out for the same amount of time (and don't tell me that this isn't a problem, I know many men in the military who smoke and who get irritable going without for so long, particularly days, the length of time it would take for a woman on her period to face real problems because of it.
    Huh, what?

    Oh, yeah... I'm listening. I was. You were talking about periods. Go ahead...

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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Huh, what?

    Oh, yeah... I'm listening. I was. You were talking about periods. Go ahead...
    Proving how easy it is to distract/lose a guy from a particular "conversation" by just bringing up details of the menstrual cycle.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Proving how easy it is to distract/lose a guy from a particular "conversation" by just bringing up details of the menstrual cycle.
    You're so smart.

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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're so smart.
    Yep. But this is more about experience in being a woman.
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    Re: What's your opinion on female soldiers?

    Hey, Muddy, take notes.

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