Feb 17, 2005 07:53 AM #25
In 2005 I think it's just stupid to think that women can't be soldiers. Many women have proven themselves time and time again in the military either on the frontlines or in the departement of intelligence. Women are just as capable as men are. Granted, we may not be as physicaly strong as our male counterparts, but we can best them in other departements like intelligence. And I think that if proper trained, a woman can fair better under stress that a man can I mean, just look at some mothers, they could very well be a commander in an army.
Sexism is stupid and I really dislike people who think like that.
Feb 17, 2005 08:56 AM #26
I don't think it matters, cuz really only the individual person male or female can choose whether they are one of the best damn soldiers ever, or just another wimpy # in the enlistments. I think it doesn't matter which group is supposibly more mentally able or more physically able, cuz there's always exceptions. And besides, if we're being bombed by enemies and are in a great deal of trouble, I don't give a shit if a 10yo is helping defend, just friggin HAVE someone there! The more the merrier right?
Feb 17, 2005 01:55 PM #27
That is the main reason women still aren't in 'combat'. They tried integrating women on navel ships on long hauls and had to send three women back who became expectant mothers (and not from spouses). I believe women used to train seperatly in boot camp but the same people who are trying to push the lowered standards and women in combat also pushed for them to train co-ed. These same people are pushing for them to become completely co-ed. Same quarters and showers etc. Just what do they think will happen then?
Originally Posted by ffgirl23
Historically in cultures where women served in the military as a matter of course they did so in their own units with female commanders etc. Think they knew something we don't?
As for Joan of Arc, she was quite a woman. A person like that only comes along once in a lifetime.
Feb 17, 2005 03:47 PM #28
The sexual barrier is indeed hard to get past. Quite frustrating it is too!
Feb 20, 2005 02:24 PM #29
With the last generation of manned combat aircraft already in production. The role of the combat pilot will not be going to either a man or woman.....but an autonomous computer in a UCAV.
Originally Posted by Arrianna
Feb 20, 2005 03:17 PM #30
Females have as much rights to fight for what they believe in and for fighting for something they feel strong about. So Ladies are able to fight side by side with the guy's.
We may seem fradigile (sorry 4 spelling) but we are strong and can be really competitive!!!
Feb 20, 2005 06:39 PM #31
I don't anyone doubted that, but there's complications, like being in same boot camps and such things...
Feb 22, 2005 06:32 AM #32
I don't quite get what you what you mean??????? Could you explain a tad more!