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Women in Combat

restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:32 PM
Frankly, if I were a currently serving male service member I would be talking to a lawyer about a civil rights lawsuit. Women will have the option to CHOOSE combat positions or not. Men do not have that same option. Equal rights works in both directions and so does the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. New recruits who sign on knowing they don't have an option is one thing, but to grant women currently serving this opt out opportunity is clearly discriminatory.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:02 PM
Gender specific rest rooms is also discriminatory. So what? What's next, women on NFL teams? Are there no differences in gender that can used to our advantage?
AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:50 PM
Men don't have the option to CHOOSE much, RL.

If the wife stays home, the husband MUST work. If she chooses outside employment the husband must work (generally). If the wife chooses to go to school, the husband MUST work. If the woman chooses to have her unborn child dismembered, the husband/partner has absolutely no choice in the matter. If she chooses to bear the child, the courts will ensure that he WILL pay child support, and no argument to the contrary is brooked.

I as a woman am embarrassed by this.
ColdWolverine Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 6:15 PM
Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 7:31 PM
My heart was equally warmed. Thanks.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:45 PM
And John Wesley's heart was strangely warmed.

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,...