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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
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    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.
    If I am not missing anything, it is 102 British women pregnant out of 5600 women deployed, or 1.8 %. I don't consider that a significant problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If I am not missing anything, it is 102 British women pregnant out of 5600 women deployed, or 1.8 %. I don't consider that a significant problem.
    Well you might find it more of a specific problem if the guys in your unit were fighting over some chick and this carried over and start messing with the job you were there to do. Or if some guy was supposed to have your back but he's to worried about his sex partner to stay on task.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If I am not missing anything, it is 102 British women pregnant out of 5600 women deployed, or 1.8 %. I don't consider that a significant problem.
    Probably much lower than a comparable sampling in the general populace. Sex and attraction can happen anywhere, from the whore house to the White House. It can also happen in any stateside military base.

    Sex happens. Deal with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If I am not missing anything, it is 102 British women pregnant out of 5600 women deployed, or 1.8 %. I don't consider that a significant problem.
    Well that's with the current rules that deliberately keep women off of certain missions and assignments.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Probably much lower than a comparable sampling in the general populace. Sex and attraction can happen anywhere, from the whore house to the White House. It can also happen in any stateside military base.

    Sex happens. Deal with it.
    And that's where we disagree. The last thing a guy needs on the battlefield is his pregnant girlfriend.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Well you might find it more of a specific problem if the guys in your unit were fighting over some chick and this carried over and start messing with the job you were there to do. Or if some guy was supposed to have your back but he's to worried about his sex partner to stay on task.
    Old argument though. Women have been integrated in many military units, and it does work. Surprisingly, people are able to interact without sex constantly dominating how they act. Also, three are lots and lots of rules that are actually enforced(with pretty severe consequences) dealing with how service people do their job. Neglect can be a quick trip in front of the skipper, with 60 days extra duty, 60 days restriction to quarters, loss of one rank, plus half a months pay for 3 months being a common penalty.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Well that's with the current rules that deliberately keep women off of certain missions and assignments.
    You have shown nothing to suggest the problem would get more severe if front line duty was a possibility for women.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    And that's where we disagree. The last thing a guy needs on the battlefield is his pregnant girlfriend.
    Pregnant women already are removed from any risk of combat as I understand it. A women in Iraq who gets pregnant is sent home. It's a tool some women use, that is at least not as damaging as guys accidentally getting shot, which is the tool used by men.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    And that's where we disagree.
    Then we disagree. Might as well can all the female cops also

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Old argument though. Women have been integrated in many military units, and it does work. Surprisingly, people are able to interact without sex constantly dominating how they act. Also, three are lots and lots of rules that are actually enforced(with pretty severe consequences) dealing with how service people do their job. Neglect can be a quick trip in front of the skipper, with 60 days extra duty, 60 days restriction to quarters, loss of one rank, plus half a months pay for 3 months being a common penalty.
    Yes they have. And it has opened up a host of issues with men getting in trouble for having an affairs - they do face actual military punishment, women getting pregnant while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, etc. Sexual harassment issues, men fighting over women, etc.

    All of which can't be handled on the battlefield which is why women in most countries are kept off any units assigned for battlefield missions.

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