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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    what could be cooler than a cat fight during combat
    In poor taste but funny anyway.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    If you're good enough, you're man enough.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    If you're good enough, you're man enough.
    Thanks, Very well put. Right now we are sending our troops over and over again to combat situations and it is destroying thier families and their mental health. If women can show they can qualify to do the job then why not use them? Our overused troops need all the help they can get and I don't think they will care one bit where the relief comes from.

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

    I think it's pretty ridiculous that there is a ban on females being in a combat role. There are plenty of women that can shoot as well and better than I do and hey, that's what infantry does.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I think it's pretty ridiculous that there is a ban on females being in a combat role. There are plenty of women that can shoot as well and better than I do and hey, that's what infantry does.
    The problem is that is not all that infantry, artillery and armor do.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I think it's pretty ridiculous that there is a ban on females being in a combat role. There are plenty of women that can shoot as well and better than I do and hey, that's what infantry does.
    Can a average 17-30 year old woman lug around a 6-30 pound weapon ,plus ammo, filled canteens, rocket launcher,rucksack 45 pound or more,and other heavy equipment while going and down hills,mountains and other terrain? An infantryman does more than just shoot a rifle, I know this from experience.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Can a average 17-30 year old woman lug around a 6-30 pound weapon ,plus ammo, filled canteens, rocket launcher,rucksack 45 pound or more,and other heavy equipment while going and down hills,mountains and other terrain? An infantryman does more than just shoot a rifle, I know this from experience.
    I don't think we should assume all women are not physically able to do the above. Nor shold we assume that all men are physically able to do the above.

    I think we can safely say that most women could not do the above because it is a fact that women are not built with the physical attributes of men which is they don't have the large muscle mass or the weight most men do. I have seen men that could not do the above physically. Some men are of small stature and not physically able do all that is required to be in the Army. I don't believe we can't assume all people have the same capabilities just because they are of one sex or the other.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Can a average 17-30 year old woman lug around a 6-30 pound weapon ,plus ammo, filled canteens, rocket launcher,rucksack 45 pound or more,and other heavy equipment while going and down hills,mountains and other terrain? An infantryman does more than just shoot a rifle, I know this from experience.
    ROFL the average man can't either.

    Here's the thing... you weed the ones out that can't perform. You do it with the men, so do it with the women too. Problem solved.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    ROFL the average man can't either.

    Here's the thing... you weed the ones out that can't perform. You do it with the men, so do it with the women too. Problem solved.
    It's not that easy as I have shown earlier in this thread.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It's not that easy as I have shown earlier in this thread.
    They do it with the men all the time. Have for years.

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