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Women in Combat

bccbc Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:18 PM
Since the beginning of time, men have cared for women in the patriarchal manner. This means that they assume the basic, natural role as protectors of women. “What’s this have to do with war?” you might ask. This means that all male military personnel, in wartimes and combat, will be compelled to put their own lives at risk (more than they already are) for the women they are fighting along side. Now I ask, why would the U.S. government allow such a weakness to be had when it is not necessary?

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,...