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%
  • No, women should never serve in a role where they may encounter combat

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Support is plenty enough risk for him.
    Plus he'll get out with a skill he can actually put to use in the civilian world.
    We know from Iraq that supply convoy's were attacked and people killed everyday.

    Why should't someone get training they can use when they get out of the military? They are risking their lives aren't they.

    A lot of people like my x husband stayed in the military when they wanted to get out but the rate they were in couldn't be transfered to a job in the civilian sector. We knew quite a few people in that situation.

    I have to get a good laugh at people sitting home nice and safe telling people who are actually doing someting for their country how they should risk their lives. I guess Saturday night football isn't enough action for them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Yes. The Iraq war mostly killed poor rural white boys, babies really.

    USATODAY.com - Front-line troops disproportionately white, not black
    Those were young men, not babies. You would do well to honor their memory by not referring to them as such.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I did not deny that.
    I just pointed out at the obvious fact that people who serve at the front-lines are the people who give the most.
    And I just pointed out that the people that serve on the front lines are not all infantry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by smartaleck View Post
    Women may not have the physical attributes of men but that doesn't make them without power and weak mentaly and physicaly. I think you have some pretty negative preconceived ideas about women

    I don't think you have any idea of what women are capable of. You are also trying to say your opinions are fact when they are not. So don't try to deny that.

    Just because women cannot hack the infantry that makes them week and powerless mentally and physicaly by your standards.
    No,,,I've a realistic attitiude about women... In a Combat Zone. Be Honest A/L,,, They're Weak, compared to Men.:roll True?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Support is plenty enough risk for him.
    Plus he'll get out with a skill he can actually put to use in the civilian world.
    This is misleading. Infantry does learn any number of skills usefull in the real world.

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

    We know from Iraq that supply convoy's were attacked and people killed everyday.

    Why should't someone get training they can use when they get out of the military? They are risking their lives aren't they.
    I have no idea what you're talking about, and I devoutly hope my son's life will never be at any risk at all, although I'm not an idiot and I know that's not likely.
    But there's no glory in it, as far as I'm concerned.
    I haven't really gotten to the "I'm proud of my teenage son for risking his life for his country" point yet, although maybe I will eventually.
    I'll no doubt force myself to believe whatever I have to believe in order to endure this.
    I'm aware that people of every MOS are killed, even those in non-combat positions. If they ever leave base, they're at risk. Roadside bombs don't discriminate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    No,,,I've a realistic attitiude about women... In a Combat Zone. Be Honest A/L,,, They're Weak, compared to Men.:roll True?
    I don't think you ment to but you let you preconcieved ideas of women come out when you stated they were weak mentally and physically. Mentality has nothing to do with physical attributes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by smartaleck View Post
    Women may not have the physical attributes of men but that doesn't make them without power and weak mentaly and physicaly. I think you have some pretty negative preconceived ideas about women

    I don't think you have any idea of what women are capable of. You are also trying to say your opinions are fact when they are not. So don't try to deny that.

    Just because women cannot hack the infantry that makes them week and powerless mentally and physicaly by your standards.
    "Preconcieved",,,How about based on Reality? Females aren't worth a damm in physical Combat. Try to be honest.

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

    [QUOTE=1069;1058181191]I have no idea what you're talking about, and I devoutly hope my son's life will never be at any risk at all, although I'm not an idiot and I know that's not likely.
    But there's no glory in it, as far as I'm concerned.
    I haven't really gotten to the "I'm proud of my teenage son for risking his life for his country" point yet, although maybe I will eventually.
    I'll no doubt force myself to believe whatever I have to believe in order to endure this.
    I'm aware that people of every MOS are killed, even those in non-combat positions. If they ever leave base, they're at risk. Roadside bombs don't discriminate.[/QUOTE

    I was making the statement that you don't have to be in the infantry to be shot at. During the Iraq war many people in convoys got killed.

    I only hope your son has a job where he would not have to face being shot at. My grandson is in the Air Force so I don't worry to much but like you said you never know.

    I know first hand what it is to worry about a loved one who could be killed in a war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    "Preconcieved",,,How about based on Reality? Females aren't worth a damm in physical Combat. Try to be honest.
    I agree with you about women in combat not being able to keep up. What I didn't agree with is your statement that women are weak mentally and physically. Just because you can't hack it physicaly doesn't mean you are weak mentally.

    So you try and be honest and own up to what you posted.

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