Should Women Be Allowed in Military Combat When We Still Have Men Alive?

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  1. ngureco profile image80
    ngurecoposted 13 years ago

    Should Women Be Allowed in Military Combat When We Still Have Men Alive?

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    NNathanielStockposted 13 years ago

    I say yes why not women is just as capible to fight in combat as men and women sometimes do better then men.

  3. Capisce profile image59
    Capisceposted 13 years ago

    Of course. Women joined the military, I assume expecting to go to combat. Why should they be denied, especially after they have endured the same training as men.

  4. Hmrjmr1 profile image71
    Hmrjmr1posted 13 years ago

    I've been there and seen the proof that the women in the US Army make great Warriors and can do the Job, God Bless the Blonde behind the M2 .50 Cal that saved my butt on a convoy in Baghdad!!

  5. EdG. profile image60
    EdG.posted 13 years ago

    I know plenty of women that could kick my ass, and not just because I'm too chivalrous to fight back either (not that I'd ever admit it to them).

  6. Hi-Jinks profile image60
    Hi-Jinksposted 13 years ago

    I have seen husbands and wifes go to war leaving their children behind. And I ask myself, why?

  7. someonewhoknows profile image73
    someonewhoknowsposted 13 years ago

    Wrong choice of words- "when we still have men alive"?

    Having women on the battlefield is not traditional because they are the ones that are traditionally seen as the gender that passes down civilization from generation to generation

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    Denno66posted 13 years ago

    The Russians have had women in their military for quite a long time, the actual number of years escapes me, with noticeable results. The gentleman in me says it should not have to happen, but the practical person in me says: if it moves you to put yourself in harm's way for a greater purpose, bless you for your courage.

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    Adam Zorzenonposted 13 years ago

    Simply, yes. If they chose to. Because serving in the military isn't based on gender I don't see why overall combat deployment should. However, noting the differences in males vs females in differing applications of the sexes can be entertained. For instance a male and female of equal size will differ on many physical attributes, if you view that as sexist... well you are not too bright and should read a book. So for example women have been shown to be more accurate, so I'd trust them more with a gun emplacement or as a sniper than I would a male, But a grunt on the ground running head long into enemy fire to smash his enemies skull in with a rifle butt, just cause it'd make a cool story... well, that is the territory of us males. A male hominid is on average three times more "muscularly" stronger than a female of comparable size and weight, and I don't think the ladies envy us one bit. I wouldn't.

  10. outdoorsguy profile image60
    outdoorsguyposted 13 years ago

    personally I have no problems with women being in combat roles.   there are women like some men that should just be REMFs  but thats nothing to do with their gender,  just their mindsets.

    HmrJmr glad she was there for ya.   I have to add an opposite story.. One deployment, we had a petite little red head thrown in with my fire team.   as we are loading up the A bags to head to a C-5  I hear her telling another woman.. " who was aces " how she just loved BDU's becuase they highlighted her hair and allowed her to wear a nail polish shade she just loved. 

    she might have been fluff.. but she was tough fluff LOL

  11. andromida profile image59
    andromidaposted 13 years ago

    If women are ready to participate in military combat then there is no problem.

  12. ODDJOBSMOM profile image60
    ODDJOBSMOMposted 13 years ago

    I know many women who would make great warriors, if women are allowed to die in combat missions, they should also be given the right to protect and defend, just as in civil service.

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    jennafawposted 12 years ago

    If a woman could be a cop, sheriff or highway patrol, I don't see why women can't be in military combat.

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    Nate Kelleyposted 12 years ago

    I believe of equal opertunity... I see no reason for a women to be in the Military.. I dont believe of being sexist... Women are a great asset to the work force...

  15. jim62367 profile image60
    jim62367posted 12 years ago

    Women can pull a trigger same as men.  I have never understood why they have not been on the front lines.  Plus, just tell them the enemy says their butt looks big in their BDU's and all HELL will break loose!!!

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    wtfcool86posted 12 years ago

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