View Poll Results: Should women be allowed to specialize as infantry

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  • Yes, and they should be integrated with the males

    101 57.71%
  • Yes, but keep their units seperate from male units

    16 9.14%
  • No, but women should be given some basic infantry skills beyond basic training

    33 18.86%
  • No, women should never serve in a role where they may encounter combat

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    By the way, a lot of times, the WIVES of police officers are the ones who really resent women doing the job...just like the wives of military guys don't want to see women in combat.

    They assume that we are all like them.

    The last thing I wanted a guy thinking about, on the job, was my vagina.

    Men are huge gossips...if one knows something, they all do. They're like a bunch of sorority girls. So, if you sleep with a guy on the force, EVERY OTHER GUY ON THE FORCE is going to know about it within an hour. Any woman who gets that far is generally not going to compromise her professional dignity like that.

    At least, none of the women I've worked with ever did...or wanted to.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I think it would happen and I think being engaged in battle while worrying about your sex partner would be disastrous for the unit as a whole. But I get that I'm old fashion. Luckily for now the military agrees with me.
    You do not need women on the battlefield for sex and relationships to affect people. I remember what people are like when they get the dreaded "letter from home". I guess now it is more likely a phone call...wish we had had cell phones when I served.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post

    Similarly, the guys I worked with were all hardbodies who frequently stripped down after serving high hazard warrants to their spandex in front of me all the time. I managed to overcome my base desires and still treat them like professionals. I miss the eye candy these days, but I would never have had sex with one of my guys in my unit.

    It was like a family. That's what some of y'all don't understand. When you do a dangerous job day in and day out with other people, you don't see them as sex objects. You see them as family. Having sex with them would be UGH...like kissing your brother.
    Doesn't matter. It happens. If you're a cop they can easily separate you from your love interest. If you're deployed out in the desert it gets a bit harder to keep an eye on how it's affecting your work, separating the involved parties, and extracting pregnant women from the field.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I think that's a perspective we share.
    I disagree. I used to believe that women couldn't serve these roles until I started working with female cops and gang members. I've known plenty of women who could perform a combat role without problems.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Doesn't matter. It happens. If you're a cop they can easily separate you from your love interest. If you're deployed out in the desert it gets a bit harder to keep an eye on how it's affecting your work, separating the involved parties, and extracting pregnant women from the field.
    It's not different. Police departments are structured on military protocols. If you have a love interest in your unit, and it violates protocols, they ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SEPARATE YOU in the military.

    You think this is hard, like rocket science. It's not.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's not different. Police departments are structured on military protocols. If you have a love interest in your unit, and it violates protocols, they ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SEPARATE YOU in the military.

    You think this is hard, like rocket science. It's not.

    OMG! Boys and Girls shooting at people together! Hellfire and damnation raining down from above! Dogs and cats fornicating!!! It's armageddon!
    I think it is much harder to deal with protocol and issues that arise on the battlefield in foreign lands vs a police unit even in LA.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    After serving in an infantry unit i voted NO [probably for no better reason than i,m a bit old fashioned in that respect]. But i agree with them having further intensive training.
    I feel women already participate in a positive way.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I think it is much harder to deal with protocol and issues that arise on the battlefield in foreign lands vs a police unit even in LA.
    The military is already dealing with protocols for women serving in combat areas. I don't think that it is inconceivable that they'd work it out.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's not different. Police departments are structured on military protocols. If you have a love interest in your unit, and it violates protocols, they ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SEPARATE YOU in the military.

    You think this is hard, like rocket science. It's not.

    OMG! Boys and Girls shooting at people together! Hellfire and damnation raining down from above! Dogs and cats fornicating!!! It's armageddon!
    The real issues are that the military isn't cop-land.

    Cops go home every night, soldiers spend days weeks months in the field.

    That's an important difference right there.

    The safety of the nation isn't compromised when they reduced the physical standards for females, only the safety of the individual citizen and the female cop's partner. In the army, the squad lugging around the fifty-cal is at a disadvantage if there's too many women in it, because that kind of crap gets heavy, and we all know that yes, they reduced the physical requirements for women because women aren't as strong as men, and damn it, it's sexist to not have enough women in the army.

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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's similar enough to warrant allowing women to TRY.
    No. The safety of the nation isn't something that it's wise to experiment with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    And you know, this same argument was made to keep women out of roles as police, firefighters, and medics.
    Don't know about medics, but it's a fact that the physical requirements for police and firemen were compromised (ie, reduced) to enable more females to be on the force. Ergo, the argument was correct.

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