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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...le-troops.html

    That is the discussion that has given birth to this particular poll.

    I want to be clear with the question here. I am asking if you think females should be allowed to serve as infantrymen(persons?) in the military. That means, they are not a cook or aircraft mechanic who has some basic infantry skills gleaned from either boot camp, or extra infantry training like the Marines put all personnell though.

    What we are asking is if you think women should be allowed to be grunts.
    Russian women sure made damn good snipers....

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

    I would not integrate male and female soldiers in the same companies...at least not yet. Our society is not of a type to discount gender identity entirely, and it would be inappropriate to expect that of the military.

    Women can be every bit as effective in the profession of arms as men. In an all-volunteer military, there is no reason to keep women out of infantry positions.

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

    I chose yes but that they be kept separate from the men. Reason being that the American view of life is much different from views from other countries especially in the middle east. Men would be more likely to be distracted and want to protect the women which could become a much more dangerous situation for all soldiers in that unit. So if the men and women are separated there wouldn't be that factor and women could still go out and get dirty if they wanted to.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Sigh, no option to study the issue to discover if it is workable in today's military...
    No need to study the issue.

    Women already train with the M16 and qualify with the M16. They serve in capacities that already put them very close to front line situations. They serve on combat vessels in the navy. They've been doing all this since the 1980s.

    We're past the need for study. Should just make the decision and be done with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    No need to study the issue.

    Women already train with the M16 and qualify with the M16. They serve in capacities that already put them very close to front line situations. They serve on combat vessels in the navy. They've been doing all this since the 1980s.

    We're past the need for study. Should just make the decision and be done with it.
    I don't 100 % disagree with you. I strongly suspect there is nothing except social objections behind any increase in the combat roles of women. However, in the very first post in the linked thread is a link to an article that refers to a study about how women in combat caused problems with the men around them. Since we have absolutely tons of data in current combat situations, and thousands of people to interview who went through combat with women, it should be trivial to confirm that those issues from the 50's are no longer applicable.

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

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    No, it is not, and details are available in the linked thread.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

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

    Why not? Yes.

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

    If they can go through the training at the same pace as a male solider I have no problem with them on the front line.


    On a side note: Anyone else think Starship Troopers when reading the thread?
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    If they can go through the training at the same pace as a male solider I have no problem with them on the front line.


    On a side note: Anyone else think Starship Troopers when reading the thread?
    I was thinking more like "Friday", personally.

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