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How Do You Feel About Women in Combat?
Spouse Buzz ^ | May 9, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/19/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by QT3.14

The topic of women in combat has always been a touchy one. Many feel that while women should be allowed in the military, they do not belong in jobs that place them on the front line. Others believe that women are just as capable as men and should be given the opportunity to take on any role within the military.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: combat; equality; men; military; selectiveservice; war; waronmen; waronwomen; women
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1 posted on 05/19/2012 11:01:13 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14
How Do You Feel About Women in Combat?

With my hands.

2 posted on 05/19/2012 11:03:15 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: QT3.14

Another absolute tradition shot to HELL.

No pun intended.

Nurses yes, combat NO!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/19/2012 11:05:10 AM PDT by wita
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To: QT3.14

When will the ladies screw up major league baseball?


4 posted on 05/19/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: QT3.14

Only one week a month! w/Sarc


5 posted on 05/19/2012 11:06:11 AM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: QT3.14

Given for some of what passes for “men” these days, I’m not real sure I want to be in a foxhole with either of them!


6 posted on 05/19/2012 11:06:11 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: QT3.14
Many comments at the link.

The reason this is being pushed as I understand it, female officers are prevented from certain promotions because they lack combat assignments.

The qestions that should be asked is:

1. Females claim they are 'equal' for jobs, so why are they not protesting non-stop on the right to be drafted?

2. Politicians are pushing combat assignments. Why not the draft issue?

7 posted on 05/19/2012 11:06:36 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL – They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: QT3.14

I think there should be several all-female fighting female battalions, cycled into the front lines according to when they are at their feminine meanest.

While irrationality is seldom a plus in combat, rage generally is.


8 posted on 05/19/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: QT3.14

Disasterous.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 11:07:01 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: QT3.14

“how do you feel about women in combat?”

They make nice trophies.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 11:07:57 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Navy Patriot

Actually, only Leftwingtard women. No one cares what happens to them.


11 posted on 05/19/2012 11:08:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: QT3.14

mud combat is good.


12 posted on 05/19/2012 11:09:00 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (whhopops???`?? Who knew?)
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To: QT3.14
It's all about equality. Equal access to serving in the military should necessarily include equal opportunity for advancement, equal risk of danger, equal standards of performance (to include physical fitness standards).

If allowed to join the military, women should be required to serve in combat.

13 posted on 05/19/2012 11:10:54 AM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: QT3.14

Any comment I might make will only appear to make me look like a sexist, when in reality, it is quite the opposite. I have such respect for women, that I would not want them to put in harms way in combat. On the other hand, who am I to stand in the way of someone who wishes to fight heart and soul for their country and its values.


14 posted on 05/19/2012 11:11:08 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: muawiyah

So only my left hand?


15 posted on 05/19/2012 11:11:36 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: QT3.14

NO, NO and NO! It is instinctive for a man to want to protect a female. Why turn two guns into one? Let’s not violate God’s ways AGAIN, shall we? It’s bad enough a soldier has to worry about being snuck up from behind by another thilly tholdier.


16 posted on 05/19/2012 11:12:34 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: QT3.14

An Army with faggots and women really isn’t an Army is it? The Women In the Military Program (WIMP) is a dismal failure.


17 posted on 05/19/2012 11:13:36 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: QT3.14

Sheer stupidity. Going to get a lot of good men killed.


18 posted on 05/19/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: QT3.14

Depends on the woman and the dimensions of the fox hole I am sharing with the woman.


19 posted on 05/19/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Migraine

>>I think there should be several all-female fighting female battalions, cycled into the front lines according to when they are at their feminine meanest.

While irrationality is seldom a plus in combat, rage generally is.<<

Only deploy them once a month... ;)


20 posted on 05/19/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: QT3.14

It’s bad enough when a young man dies, but when a young woman is killed, it’s like killing the future.


21 posted on 05/19/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: QT3.14

Bad for unit morale.

Men have an innate response to protect women, instilled in them by their Creator.

In combat, that will get men killed.

If the politicians want women in combat so badly, let them have a forward unit solely of women, and let them have at the enemy.

However, if the enemy feels like raping any female prisoners, like they have for five thousand years of recorded warfare, well, them’s the breaks.


22 posted on 05/19/2012 11:15:14 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Thorliveshere

“Any comment I might make will only appear to make me look like a sexist”.

Well, if you look sexist than so do I. Women do not belong in combat. Can they be doctors, nurses, etc...? Sure. I personally see that women in the military are doing a service for their country. Service does not only include front lines/combat IMHO. Supportive roles held by women are important and valued. IMHO.


23 posted on 05/19/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: QT3.14

It’s despicable.


24 posted on 05/19/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: QT3.14

What? Are you kidding? I’m not all that thrilled having our men in combat.


25 posted on 05/19/2012 11:22:23 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1215 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: QT3.14

I don’t like it one bit.Though women should be able to serve in non-combatant units.Which they have been doing since the 1970’s.


26 posted on 05/19/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Washi
If allowed to join the military, women should be required to serve in combat.

What combat leader would not want to replace his man warriors with a shorter, lighter, weaker, sicklier, less aggressive, slower moving, more terrain limited, reduced distance traveling, hygienically vulnerable, smaller weight carrying, more prone to injury, version.

He would have to rewrite all the knowledge and experience, of what his troops are capable of and reduce all that accordingly, and simply eliminate some capabilities entirely, but a fair enemy would not seek to capitalize on those advantages of course.

In the meantime, I wonder if Americans have forgotten that if we lose in a major war, we disappear from the future, forever. It seems that many Americans are starting to see war as a sporting event, where you can win or lose, but it doesn't really change anything.

27 posted on 05/19/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: QT3.14

It is utterly unnecessary. We have a population of 300+ million, of which there are MORE than enough qualified males to fill the current slots.

Our armed Forces is small, elite and the Army is comprised of less than 1,00,000 personnel. There is no logical reason to have has a significant portion of that relatively small force a group which is not required to meet the same physical standards as the men, which BY LAW cannot be deployed to missions which require them to directly engage, close with, and destroy the enemy or to be plugged in as emergency replacements for those who do, which requires a seperate logistic train to include seperate housing, and whose injuries and death impact civillian and military morale in ways that the deaths of males WILL NOT DO, at least untill the baleful effects of cultural marxism continue to corrode the civillizational impulse that has always attempted to mitigate the horrific effects of war against women and children.

We won a World War with 16 million people in uniform against the most formidable battlefield enemies that we have ever faced, with half of today’s population and over 400,000 dead, WITHOUT the need to place women into direct combat roles. This reasoning is being impelled by radical feminism and Cultural Marxist elements who care nothing for the combat effenciency of the Armed Forces.


28 posted on 05/19/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: Migraine
all-female fighting female battalions...

With all the recent secret service issues, I think the SS contingent protecting the prez should be all female. It would be befitting our current leader, as long as we are going to have an imperial presidency and descend to turd world status.


29 posted on 05/19/2012 11:27:10 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: QT3.14
Politicians are pushing combat assignments. Why not the draft issue?

By all means, let's restart the draft. Gays and women won't have an automatic out this time. Then we'll see how popular this nonsense really is.

30 posted on 05/19/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by onedoug
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The push to put women in combat is but one more assault on the social traditions of Western Civilization with regard to women and their role. It is another blow in the ongoing assault on the West.

Secondly, such action will result in more combat deaths if our military fights a military that does not put women in combat.

31 posted on 05/19/2012 11:27:58 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: QT3.14

Ladies first!


32 posted on 05/19/2012 11:31:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: QT3.14

The answers do not always fit the question.

Females are “in combat” under may MOS’s now open to them. One of the most obvious is MPs running route/convoy security. In an ambush they may be “in combat” as they react to the enemy forces.

The problem becomes trying to shift them into the primary infantry/SF/Ranger roles. That is where the heavy lifting of combat occurs.

It is there where the standards will be lowered to accommodate women.

As it stands right now at Ranger School all students must complete 6 pullups. That standard will either be dropped for all - or a different standard between men and women will be established.

If that is the case then women are not held to the same standard as men but reap the same reward.


33 posted on 05/19/2012 11:34:04 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: QT3.14

I say that if any “man” has a problem with it, they are free to take their place.

Anything else is just bravado from an easy chair.


34 posted on 05/19/2012 11:35:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: ansel12

B U M P


35 posted on 05/19/2012 11:37:00 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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== Gays and women won't have an automatic out this time.

That's for sure!


36 posted on 05/19/2012 11:38:49 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL – They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: VanDeKoik

A lot of us HAVE taken their place, and think it is right that American men continue to do so.


37 posted on 05/19/2012 11:40:44 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: Navy Patriot

Wait until the first time they have to sh** in a bag in a foxhole. I have been there and this is stupid, political correctness designed to kill men and women.


38 posted on 05/19/2012 11:43:35 AM PDT by jmckay8497 (VA Health Care)
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To: QT3.14

Won’t work. But they’ll say it will.

CPT ARMOR
MACV 1971


44 posted on 05/19/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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Oh, it may make me look sexist, but I actually don’t care if they think that. Most women I know, and several are in the military, don’t ever want to be in combat.


45 posted on 05/19/2012 11:46:43 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: QT3.14
The qestions that should be asked is:

are 'equal' for jobs, so why are they not protesting non-stop on the right to be drafted?

2. Politicians are pushing combat assignments. Why not the draft issue?

Because the Draft is a non-issue, not having been used since Vietnam. I do not believe the Draft could be reactivated in the USA at this time. Certainly, if it were to be used the issue of drafting woman woul d have to be addressed first. There is no way that parents and boys themselves would possibly agree to a system that excluded woman, after woman having been promoted as equal in every realm of society for 50 years.

So the existing law is a ridiculous artifact and doesn't effect anyone.

Any draft would have to include a large 'alternative service' which would be available to concientious objectors, and this would quickly turn into a giant welfare program resulting in slackers getting free stuff for life as having served in a capacity the equivlant of combat veterans. The CO's could conceivably outnumber the fighters.

No one in today's Army was drafted, so whatever issues the ladies have with their status the draft eligibility isn't part of it.

46 posted on 05/19/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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Nope,sorry,I’m against.Although I’ve served in the Armed Forces I was never ordered within 5000 miles of a field of battle so I can’t claim any special insight but....the only female members of the Armed Forces that I’d want to see ordered into a combat area are physicians,nurses and other medical professionals.


47 posted on 05/19/2012 11:48:06 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: QT3.14
My Drill Instructor used to say, that in war, everywhere is the front line.

He was/is correct.

5.56mm

48 posted on 05/19/2012 11:48:58 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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No for Combat. No for Sea Duty which on 99% of the USN ships is also Combat Duty. I would never want my daughters to be in either circumstance for any reason.


49 posted on 05/19/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: QT3.14
The qestions that should be asked is:

are 'equal' for jobs, so why are they not protesting non-stop on the right to be drafted?

2. Politicians are pushing combat assignments. Why not the draft issue?

Because the Draft is a non-issue, not having been used since Vietnam. I do not believe the Draft could be reactivated in the USA at this time. Certainly, if it were to be used the issue of drafting woman woul d have to be addressed first. There is no way that parents and boys themselves would possibly agree to a system that excluded woman, after woman having been promoted as equal in every realm of society for 50 years.

So the existing law is a ridiculous artifact and doesn't effect anyone.

Any draft would have to include a large 'alternative service' which would be available to concientious objectors, and this would quickly turn into a giant welfare program resulting in slackers getting free stuff for life as having served in a capacity the equivlant of combat veterans. The CO's could conceivably outnumber the fighters.

No one in today's Army was drafted, so whatever issues the ladies have with their status the draft eligibility isn't part of it.

50 posted on 05/19/2012 11:53:56 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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