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Women in Combat

44thWhitePrez Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:15 AM
Science denier.
mshapiro Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:17 AM
By all means. Let women pass the standard. The day that happens then you can talk about this stuff. WOMEN DO NOT QUALIFY ON THE SAME STANDARDS. The minimum qualifications for a man to GO to boot camp are greater than the minimum qualifications for a woman to enter ACTIVE DUTY. Take out a loan and buy a clue. Women are not fit for military service unless the standard is relaxed. If every MALE has to pass the standard regardless of MOS then so should every woman. But that would result in an almost all male Military and that would be a public relations disaster. GI Jane was a Propaganda piece. Here in the real world women can't hack it. But by all means let them try. I don't have a problem with women who meet the standard joining units....

A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."

The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age,...