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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

Gilchrist Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:47 AM
Many Americans don't want their sons in the military draft either. The fact is the military is currently made up of volunteers, male and female. alike. We were once assured that blacks were cowards, that they would run in battle and couldn't carry their own weight. Get over your prejudices.
Gilchrist Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:49 AM
So it is your argument that women volunteers should be excluded from combat arms because it would require all women to be subject to the draft? The draft argument is a red herring since no current member of the military is being drafted. Frankly, I believe in universal compulsory military training for all genders, citizen and alien alike. I believe all residents should know how to fight and take orders and not rely on a self selected set of bullies for protection.
Jim69 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:42 PM
I'm pretty sure the war did not end in 1970 as my buddy was killed on December 17, 1970; First Lieutenant Raymond Joseph Flynn, Jr.
gingko Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 1:32 PM
Vladilyich Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:20 AM
Doggone right! I would have given anything during Vietnam to see women have the same deprivation and danger that men did in the draft. If even 10,000 of the 58,000 killed during that "police action" had been female, the war would have ended before 1970.
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:13 AM
The draft will never get my son.

Our military is currently more than just voluntary; some are double volunteers, some of us are even triple volunteers. Elective service breeds better warriors. The draft is slavery, and slaves simply do not fight well enough to be trusted on the line.
LAPhil Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:02 AM
When politicians are willing to have women drafted then I'll take them seriously when they say women should be allowed in combat.
berettasskeeter Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:01 AM
There are a host of issues with blacks in the Army and Navy, not so much in the Air Force and very little in the Marines. But it isn't about skin color. It is about physical ability.
Semper fi
tdixon Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:56 AM
The comment is regarding a draft. If there is a draft should women be drafted for the front line as readily as men?

The first line of attack in political battles is language. Getting people to phrase things your way is the first step to getting them to think your way.

In the foggy mess of the debate over women in combat, you will see media references to a “ban” being “lifted.”

Bans are bad. Lifting bans is good. Therein lies the bias strangling this issue in the dominant media culture.

Am I “banned” from the women’s restrooms at work? No, I’m just not supposed to be in there, so that word doesn’t come up. The...