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Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

rworthington Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:28 AM
i think you are all missing the point--look at israel. ALL young people there do their time in the military. seems like it works well there. besides, we have a huge number of young, dumb valley girls this just might help straighten them out!
Ron781 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:30 PM
They would come home a lot more conservative, no doubt.
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:56 AM
Rw, the Israelis do not use women in the combat arms. They experimented with it once in the early days of their nation, and it proved to be a disaster. Women are used in many roles, including as trainers for combat troops, but not in the combat arms. The old USSR also used women in combat, as pilots and snipers, among other roles - but as soon as the existential threat to the nation by Nazi Germany was dealt with, they returned to men-only in the combat arms. There is no modern nation on record which has had a successful, sustained use of women in the combat arms. True, Canada and many European nations allow women in combat, but none of these nations has yet used them extensively in that role -- so "success" cannot be claimed.
Ron781 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:32 PM
"There is no modern nation on record which has had a successful, sustained use of women in the combat arms. "

There you go again, using history and facts to support your point. We just want to know how you feel about it, fool.
jefft58 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:36 AM
But are women required to be front line combat troops?

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...