Should Women be Held to the Same Standards as Men in the Military?

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Should Women be Held to the Same Standards of Men in the Military?

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  1. Publius1787
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    With Respect to Combat Jobs, Should Women be Held to the Same Standards as Men in the Military?

    Since the topic of military equality has shot into the mainstream I have a few questions. Should Women be Held to the Same Standards as Men in the Military?

    Should they be held to the same physical fitness scale? (Both the physical fitness test and the MOS specific test)
    Should they be subject to 20 mile ruck marches?
    Should they be required to fight males in martial arts training?
    Should they be required to carry male soldiers (gear and all) to safety in combat training?
    Should they be required to register for selective service?

    If so then I say let em try. If not then we are risking lives for a feminist form of political gain.
     
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    No. A woman can be in excellent physical shape without the same raw performance as a male in comparable shape. Honestly, the standards for males are not exceptionally challenging anyway. I do feel that the women's standards are already too low as it is, though.

    Male and female soldiers alreaedy have to go through the same marches in basic training, and it should stay that way.

    They already do, and it should stay that way.

    This is really only important maybe for specific MOS training. The reality is that you're not very likely to ever have to carry another soldier by yourself anyway. If a soldier goes down, he's most likely going to be carried off on a litter.
     
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    Were not talking about physical shape. Combat requires raw performance.

    They go through the same marches? Basic training marches do not exceede 12 miles. A line company will not only do 20 miles, but they will complete an obstacle course or complete a simulated movement to contact at the end of it. And all this with more gear than that which was carried in "basic."

    Women combat men in martial arts in the military? Having served 8 years in the Marines (where blows [both open hand and fist] are allowed) I have never seen it.

    A litter? Forget the litter. I'm speaking of those precious seconds/minutes that you have to get a soldier from the street to the casualty collection point. If you can't pick up or drag a man in full combat gear then you have no business serving with him in combat.
     
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    I think we should require the bad guys to be nicer and build their fortified positions downhill from our forces to make it easier to attack them so our womenfolk can get their promotions.
     
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    Yes, but they won't.
     
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    ..and that's pretty much the truth of the matter right there. Combat time = faster promotion.
     
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    YES!! women should be held to the same standards to men... yes they should be exactly like men! EXACTLY!!!!!!!!! If they want to be there put up an shut up.


    No law suits after please, women who want to be like men should be like men,.

    Period.
     
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    Our national defense is secondary to women getting equal pay. Only a sexist pig would disagree.
     
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    Kinda shows the fallacy of the liberal notion of equality of results.
     
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    but women will never be like men.


    Men are stronger!:tongue::D:clap2:
     

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