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Why Every Responsible American Should Turn Their Daughter into a Man

helioquois Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:27 AM
Greg...I share the same experiences you have in the military and have the same expectations of my fellow troops. The problem is the standards. If there is no gender-norming to the standards, then have at it. However, our military leaders will be faced with the reality that this program will not work unless they change the standards to ensure female success in these combat MOSs...otherwise there is no PC success story. If the standards for being a Ranger are not changed, then almost zero women will pass the qualification test. But what I see is the standards lowered...and a loss in military effectiveness to boot. Remember, CJCS General Dempsey highlighted this new rule to decrease and eliminate sexual assaults...which will not happen.
gwharpo Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:27 AM
Many years ago my Brother took the test to be a fireman. One of the tests was to climb a fully extended ladder on a hook and ladder truck with 150 pounds of hose over the shoulder. NO women and half the men could not accomplish this and were weeded out. I'd bet that this test exists nowhere in the Country because of civil-rights and PC lawyers. We are fools for allowing this and morons for allowing it to continue.
Yeah, another neanderthal, bigoted, gun totin, bible clinger heard from.
Greg417 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:59 AM
You are right...as long as the standards are kept the same...that is the rub. I know a few women who could pass the Ranger standards (although it would be a very small few)...why not give them the shot. I guess I look at the utility of things too...the use of woman in Iraq (and I'm assuming in Afghanistan) kept us safer. They were able to get in closer to the kids/women and gain better intel than we could just dealing with the Iraqi men. Maybe I'm dreaming, but maintain the standards and give everyone a shot.

Raising a daughter is tricky enough.  Last week, the job of all American parents became much more complicated.  Not only do parents of daughters have to worry about dates to the dance, mean girls on the playground, or making sure their daughters have good academic discipline but now parents also have to worry about the idea that if there ever is a national draft again, their daughter might just have the opportunity to sit in a foxhole, wet, cold and muddy, gripping the steel of an M-4 in her chapped hands, waiting to kill or be killed. 

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