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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
    I'm female, of course, but I didn't grow up thinking women were the weaker of the two sexes.
    I don't know if this was a deliberate omission in my upbringing or not.
    I am a child of the late 60's and early 70's so I remember the whole women are the weaker sex thing growing up. I mean every time you fail it's "are you a woman!" or "don't act like a woman!" macho thing going on. In the Army even the drill Sgt's called us "ladies" etc as an insult saying we are weak.

    It's not the same for females as I told my daughter as she grew up she could do anything she wanted (except serve in the infantry, Just kidding!) I tell my granddaughter the same thing.

    I have to admit with a boy it would start out with "don't cry, crying is for girls" and it escalates as they get older.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I am a child of the late 60's and early 70's so I remember the whole women are the weaker sex thing growing up. I mean every time you fail it's "are you a woman!" or "don't act like a woman!" macho thing going on. In the Army even the drill Sgt's called us "ladies" etc as an insult saying we are weak.

    It's not the same for females as I told my daughter as she grew up she could do anything she wanted (except serve in the infantry, Just kidding!) I tell my granddaughter the same thing.

    I have to admit with a boy it would start's out with "don't cry, crying is for girls" and it escalates as they get older.
    It is tradition you know. I went through the exact same thing. We're programmed, intentionally or otherwise.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I am a child of the late 60's and early 70's so I remember the whole women are the weaker sex thing growing up. I mean every time you fail it's "are you a woman!" or "don't act like a woman!" macho thing going on. In the Army even the drill Sgt's called us "ladies" etc as an insult saying we are weak.

    It's not the same for females as I told my daughter as she grew up she could do anything she wanted (except serve in the infantry, Just kidding!) I tell my granddaughter the same thing.

    I have to admit with a boy it would start's out with "don't cry, crying is for girls" and it escalates as they get older.
    Yeah, my upbringing was a sort of social experiment, though.
    I don't even think I knew there was such a thing as gender until I started school.
    Ah, the hippie days.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Yeah, my upbringing was a sort of social experiment, though.
    I don't even think I knew there was such a thing as gender until I started school.
    Ah, the hippie days.
    To be honest I remember asking my mom (I was about 8) why I was blacker than everyone else in our family!

    So I know what you mean.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    It is tradition you know. I went through the exact same thing. We're programmed, intentionally or otherwise.
    Yep. True that.
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    Re: Should females be allowed to specialize as infantry in the military?

    women are inferior for the most part, get used to it

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The purpose of the infantry-- of the military in general-- is to keep their soldiers away from our women. We can dress it up however we like, as sovereignty, border control, or protecting our national interests, but what it boils down to is protection of our women and children.

    Putting women, especially women of military age, into the front lines of combat directly contradicts the purpose of the military.

    By all means, they should be allowed to have military careers should they wish them. Certainly, they should be given infantry training in case our military fails and the teeming hordes follow them home. But putting them in the meat grinder and allowing them to be killed alongside the men is foolish, and toxic, and suicidal.
    This may have been true at one time, but is not true in the modern world. The biggest thing holding up women being allowed to serve as infantry is getting past outmoded attitudes held by out of date people who don't realize the world has moved past them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    How would you even know this? When was the last time you actually served with females in "physical combat?" (as if there is non-physical combat)

    You ever fought a female who was thoroughly trained in kick boxing and BJJ? And what part of the female anatomy is it that makes them poor shots?

    You need to do some introspection.
    I never Served with Women, while Overseas. They weren't allowed at the Front... I've NEVER raised my hands against a Woman. Have you? And I've made sure my Wife is a crack shot.

    I don't believe Women belong in a ground pounding War. Unless you're in a
    "Last Stand" situation,,,neither should you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This may have been true at one time, but is not true in the modern world. The biggest thing holding up women being allowed to serve as infantry is getting past outmoded attitudes held by out of date people who don't realize the world has moved past them.
    The basic principle it represents is timeless. It is only "outmoded" in a civilization that is in its dying throes.

    The purpose of all civilization is to protect women and children.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This may have been true at one time, but is not true in the modern world. The biggest thing holding up women being allowed to serve as infantry is getting past outmoded attitudes held by out of date people who don't realize the world has moved past them.
    Actually the biggest thing holding them back is that the majority of females are not physically up to the rigors of front line combat. Some are, but in truth the vast majority are not.
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