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

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  • Yes, and they should be integrated with the males

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  • Yes, but keep their units seperate from male units

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

    33 18.86%
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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?

    I'm assbackwards on this and will have feminists hating me. I do not think women belong on the battlefield. I think it's a distraction. I think it stirs up lots of drama with men who are far from their families and wives serving with these women. And more importantly there's still a chivalrous nature to many of our men that would lead to issues on the battlefield where some men would feel an onus to protect the women present in such a manner that it was distracting to the overall job whether it was warranted or not. I also think captured women face a host of issues that men do not.

    Basically I don't believe women belong in battle.

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

    No.


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

    I just can't see any gain to introducing sexual tensions to the battlefield.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority View Post
    Sex, gender identity or sexual preference for that matter are irrelevant and inconsequential in regards to a person's ability to be an efficient killer and carry their own load.

    I choose the 1st option.
    Few people argue that women don't have the ability to be efficient killers or anything like that, though. Really the only argument I hear to women in the military is along the lines of "the men can't handle it." IMO the men should grow the **** up, but that doesn't mean they will and that doesn't mean it's not a valid argument.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I just can't see any gain to introducing sexual tensions to the battlefield.
    The kind of females that would have to be able to pass the same standards as male counterparts in the infantry probably wouldn't be very attractive or sexually appealing.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The kind of females that would have to be able to pass the same standards as male counterparts in the infantry probably wouldn't be very attractive or sexually appealing.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The kind of females that would have to be able to pass the same standards as male counterparts in the infantry probably wouldn't be very attractive or sexually appealing.
    Oh, you're assuming that the standards wouldn't be lowered in order that they got in? See I'd never assume that.

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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say other. If they can carry M240B ,carry a 40 plus pound ruck sack, have all their gear, filled water canteens,ammo and a flak vest on for 12 mile road march under 4 hours, pass a pt test with same requirements as her male counterparts, have no special requirements be made,must tolerate cursing then sure females should be allowed to join the infantry.
    Do you know many women in the military? Most are not only not bothered by cursing, but could probably make you blush with what comes out of their mouths.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I'm assbackwards on this and will have feminists hating me. I do not think women belong on the battlefield. I think it's a distraction. I think it stirs up lots of drama with men who are far from their families and wives serving with these women. And more importantly there's still a chivalrous nature to many of our men that would lead to issues on the battlefield where some men would feel an onus to protect the women present in such a manner that it was distracting to the overall job whether it was warranted or not. I also think captured women face a host of issues that men do not.

    Basically I don't believe women belong in battle.
    There is more downtime in war, than there is actual combat. I can't see where sexual tension is going to be an issue, whilst RPGs and small arms fire is coming your way. But those moments account for small fractions of time spent in combat zones.
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