Skip to comments.Back from combat, women struggle for acceptance
Posted on 12/14/2009 9:15:22 AM PST by US Navy Vet
Nobody wants to buy them a beer.
Even near military bases, female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't often offered a drink on the house as a welcome home.
More than 230,000 American women have fought in those recent wars and at least 120 have died doing so, yet the public still doesn't completely understand their contributions on the modern battlefield.
For some, it's a lonely transition as they struggle to find their place.
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nobody will buy them a beer because they are vets? hogwash
Women shouldnt be in combat to start with.
How INTOLERANT of you...
“How INTOLERANT of you.”
thats right. there is no need to have women in combat and all of the complexities it adds.
Most people don’t realize that military women have been put into harm’s way.
It sucks, but combating ignorance can feel like a losing battle most of the time.
What gets me is they put a few women in those situations with a group of men. Where everyone is young, away from home, and feeling lonely. And they are surprised when there are problems.
“Most people dont realize that military women have been put into harms way”
hey they wanted to be the same.
Hey, who believes this sh*t? The only reason female vets may be shunned is they may be unattractive. The good lookers always go to the higher headquarters, the homely to the support roles. At least that was true of the Marine Corps when I was in. Among the women officers, I doubt this is true.
Yeah, I was thinking, where is the “Barf” alert next to the title.
In these wars, one doesn't have to be in a combat position to be in danger. Pretty much everyone associated with a military base is on the front line when the mortars and rockets are coming in or when traveling off-base.
“In these wars, one doesn’t have to be in a combat position to be in danger.”
I realize that. Women are competent for most support roles but mixing men and women adds a lot of problems.
Please name a war during the history of the U.S. (or the world for that matter) in which women were not in some way involved? While you are at it, please define “combat”. Regardless of whether women had arms or were just providing medical treatment to the wounded on the front lines, woman have been “in combat” in most modern wars. This is not to say or suggest that women on the front lines do not present challenges - but, it is what it is.
“This is not to say or suggest that women on the front lines do not present challenges - but, it is what it is.”
it is what it is eh, now theres a solid argument.
Is this a rebuttal?
I knew a few women who have been deployed overseas. They come back with a much different mindset than the men who are deployed. I can’t say that it is a positive or negative, however.
BTW, we are not the first country to have women in combat roles. The Russians had them in World War II, and the Israelis have it now.
No, its pointing out that “it is what it is” is not a solid argument.
The only reason women have been put into combat is for PC reasons.
Read post No 1
The target audience for these kinds of stories is rapidly diminishing - pretty soon the nation will be full of people feeling sorry for themselves and no one left to feel guilty.
I did - that’s why I began with the word “Yeah”.
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