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« on: May 29, 2012, 10:28:50 am »
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http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=13669

Inb4 the deluge of thinly veiled sexism.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 10:29:59 am »
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To the extent that military combat should be perceived as necessary, good.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 10:35:57 am »
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Okay we've got DADT out of the way, and yet women still are being treated like crap in the military. Pretty sad.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 10:36:13 am »
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Women should be banned from combat, as should men.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 03:52:20 pm »
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Two female soldiers filed a lawsuit yesterday charging that the military's ban on women in combat is unconstitutional and violates their equal protection rights under the Fifth Amendment.

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 05:15:58 pm »
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Women should be banned from combat, as should men.

So would you leave combat to the robots or to the children?
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 05:22:16 pm »
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Why in the world would anyone sue for the right to be shot in the face? Can't women ever be happy?
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 05:52:02 pm »
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I'm actually coming around to the idea (slowly) of women in active combat units. Though it would be unnerving to be in a gym knowing that any of the women you see exercising there are actually battle-hardened soldiers who kill people for a living.  And have done so with their own hands in a face-to-face confrontation.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 08:53:52 am »
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How do people "come around" to ideas "slowly"? Don't quite understand what that's supposed to mean. Either you support something, oppose it, or are unsure what is correct. But "slowly coming around" seems to imply that you actually support something but want to drag it out unnecessarily.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 09:02:52 am »
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 09:13:27 am »
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Good Smiley The idea that women are unfit for combat but Joe McScrewloosefatso is on account of being male is ludicrous.
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 01:31:11 pm »

What do the Israelis do?  What do the Brits do?  Some combat jobs require upper body strength. The lawsuit won't be going anywhere, but I digress. The courts just don't F with the military.
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2012, 01:41:10 pm »
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I'm actually coming around to the idea (slowly) of women in active combat units. Though it would be unnerving to be in a gym knowing that any of the women you see exercising there are actually battle-hardened soldiers who kill people for a living.  And have done so with their own hands in a face-to-face confrontation.  Tongue

Why more so than any of the men?

What do the Israelis do?  What do the Brits do?  Some combat jobs require upper body strength. The lawsuit won't be going anywhere, but I digress. The courts just don't F with the military.

Well, true, and that has to be taken into consideration, but there exist women with considerable upper body strength.
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012, 05:57:15 pm »
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How do people "come around" to ideas "slowly"? Don't quite understand what that's supposed to mean. Either you support something, oppose it, or are unsure what is correct. But "slowly coming around" seems to imply that you actually support something but want to drag it out unnecessarily.

It's called 'getting used to the idea'.  It takes time.  Especially for someone approaching it from a conservative perspective.

I'm actually coming around to the idea (slowly) of women in active combat units. Though it would be unnerving to be in a gym knowing that any of the women you see exercising there are actually battle-hardened soldiers who kill people for a living.  And have done so with their own hands in a face-to-face confrontation.  Tongue

Why more so than any of the men?

Because a battle-hardened woman would be a novelty here.  You don't really expect it of a gender you have been trained unconsciously to regard as the fairer (but weaker) sex.  This isn't Israel.  
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2012, 07:21:22 pm »
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What do the Israelis do?

Allow women in combat.
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2012, 12:37:31 am »
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Good Smiley The idea that women are unfit for combat but Joe McScrewloosefatso is on account of being male is ludicrous.
Thank your god that Mr McScrewloosefatso is considered unfit for combat.  What with being nuts and fat and all.  You don't think the military takes just any douche with a prick do you?  Maybe yours does, but certainly not here.

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Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, Ďcause I've worked in a lot of offices and I tell you people do that all the time.
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