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

    Personally, I think any grunt who gets distracted in battle merely by the presence of tits has no business being there. I wouldn't want to be within a click of any such unprofessionalism. Give me the chic who can double-tap.

    That said, I have no problem with the way the IDF and the Marines go about training and managing female soldiers. Full basic and some AIT, and only then trained and in a specialty other than Infantry.

    Trust me when I say that with many specialties, the specialists do indeed wind up in the thick of the suck. I know this personally. With a shockingly rapid pace of movement and the growing dependence on technology in waging modern warfare, this is unavoidable.

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

    I voted "other".

    As far as military service goes, a woman's place is in the brothel.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    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.
    yeah, do a submarine stores load when there's a 120 pound split tail at the bottom of the hatch picking up the full cases of TDU weights you're lowering to her.

    Worse, be below a 120 pound split tail that's lowering those 100 pound cases of steel weights right over your head.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That sounds like you're arguing to keep gays out of the military....."distraction by attraction", and all.
    Hey, don't ask, don't tell

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Personally, I think any grunt who gets distracted in battle merely by the presence of tits has no business being there. I wouldn't want to be within a click of any such unprofessionalism. Give me the chic who can double-tap.
    That sounds good but ignores all the women who got pregnant over in Iraq, while deployed. Both in our military and in the UKs. It's an issue, it's a distraction, and it's a problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    That sounds good but ignores all the women who got pregnant over in Iraq, while deployed. Both in our military and in the UKs. It's an issue, it's a distraction, and it's a problem.
    Do you have figures on this? I know there was some problem, but last I had heard, it was not really a serious one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    That sounds good but ignores all the women who got pregnant over in Iraq, while deployed. Both in our military and in the UKs. It's an issue, it's a distraction, and it's a problem.
    I would say that deliberately incurring a disability while in uniform is a court-martialling offence. Yeah, I said "disability", since that's what silly US laws consider pregnancy.

    If a man deliberately broke his arm to avoid duty, he'd be court martialled or at least subjected to some form of non-judicial punishment.

    What? I hear someone saying women get knocked up accidentally. Yeah, right, and if a sailor is injured because he didn't follow the written procedures, he too is subject to NJP for damaging government property. There are ways women can avoid getting pregnant. Their failure to use those methods propery is negligent act that puts a US government asset at risk.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    That sounds good but ignores all the women who got pregnant over in Iraq, while deployed. Both in our military and in the UKs. It's an issue, it's a distraction, and it's a problem.
    Maybe soldiers should be celibate?

    Oh wait, that's priests.

    Oh wait....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you have figures on this? I know there was some problem, but last I had heard, it was not really a serious one.
    British female soldiers getting pregnant in Iraq and Afghanistan - Digital Journal: Your News Network

    US Army covers up an ‘embarrassment’ (Pregnancies)

    It happens routinely enough to be considered a problem on many fronts. It causes sexual tension, it often involves married men who have wives back home, and it's a major distraction. I can't imagine a guy being on the battlefield worrying about the women he's sleeping with who is also on the battlefield.

    It's just ridiculous and unnecessary. It has no business on the battlefield and it's commonplace enough that the repercussions of the behavior both on the home front and on the battlefield are too significant to ignore.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Maybe soldiers should be celibate?

    Oh wait, that's priests.

    Oh wait....
    So you don't think there's needless distraction in say different men fighting over the same woman while trying to serve as a brotherhood on a battlefield? This is inevitable given that there will never be as many women as there are men on the battlefield. Furthermore you know how a great many women have broken up a great many male bands? Same concept applies. The men can't bond in the way they ultimately need to if they're dealing with sexual tensions and a bunch of b.s. And, I'm also not altogether apathetic towards the men and women who are here at home while their spouses are cheating while deployed.

    I just see no benefit.

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