Skip to comments.Should women be serving on the front lines in combat?
Posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:39 PM PDT by TheProducer
The Freedom Report podcast today takes on the issue of female marine officer candidates who can't pass the physical requirements to serve in combat roles. Although 3 enlisted female marines have reportedly passed the less rigorous infantry training course, no women have been able to make it through the stricter infantry officer course.
In a piece for the Washington Post, Second Lt. Sage Santangelo argues that the reason that female officers are not passing the test is because they are not being trained to the same standards as men. She believes that women are more than capable of doing the pullups required if the initial training programs were made to suit their biological difference in upper body strength. Santangelo claims to be able to do 16 pullups.
Female warriors have a long and fierce history in combat throughout history. One woman by the name of Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester won the Silver Star by leading a counterattack that killed 27 insurgents, three of them with her own rifle. And in the Israeli military in 2007, one woman saved the life of a fellow soldier by crafting a tourniquet out of her bra.
So should women be serving in combat? And should we be holding men and women to different standards?
All that and more on the Freedom Report podcast!
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Absolutely. Sometimes you get what you ask for.
Sorry, I respectfully disagree. I'm not for sacrificing any of our sons for a social experiment.
Well, if that isn't the best justification I've ever heard for women in front-line combat positions, I don't know what is. That certainly overcomes all of my objections.
So should women be serving in combat?
Well its a good idea, maybe, on paper...butI think they would have a hard time carrying those trays with beer and sandwiches...
yeah women and children front and center, what an effing travesty, that is depraved
no. next question.
Moot point because they’re going there anyway. Might as well since we’re already in the midst of collapse.
my first impulse was to say NO!....but as I thought about the issue, I realized that if women are foregoing motherhood then women are just another human person, and they bleed like men.....
Damned straight they should be serving.
Serve me a beer. Get me a couple hamburgers.
Hey, massage my back and calves.
Considering that armed conflict was one of mankind’s earliest creations and has been practiced continuously by all cultures for millenia, and considering that it is the one endeavor where it is literally a case of victory or death, I would say the fact that armed combat is historically the exclusive province of men pretty much settles the issue. If women were effective in combat they would already be doing it and we wouldn’t be asking this stupid question.
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No. And while we’re at it any job like fireman or fireman where the physical requirements were ‘dumbed down’. In all cases if they can perform the original physical requirements I’m good with them be alowed to work those jobs.
They do not bleed like men
They do bleed though....
They can stop lead just the same.
Only if it is a matter of survival. Otherwise, it is the sign of degenerate, spent culture and polity that deserves to die.
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