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Majority of Voters Favor Full Combat Roles For Women

Steve18 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 2:04 PM
Ladyt..if you haven't figured it out, there is a hell of a lot of difference between humping a 120 pounds of gear as an infantry person than sitting in a tight cab of a warplane...and the men help each other out buy carrying extra ammo, mortar rounds, rations..If a woman is going into any branch of the service that has ground forces acting as infantry...the physical requirements should be the same. not tweeked, lowered, skewed, or ignored as would be the next step in the weakening of our ground forces. Women seem to think it is "GI Jane"..Nope. Hollywood does not prepare a person to do what an infantry soldier does on a daily basis, Neither does lowered physical standards. Ever wonder why a female cop has a male backup?
Yolanda515 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 3:07 PM
I agree with everything you say. I am a women and I know that I would not be able to carry 50 lbs. half a block. I have 3 daughters. I am a lady and so are my children. I have only one son who is small but stronger than a bull. I have no idea how he does it. I pray that foolish women do not try to put a soldiers life in jeopardy. My heart goes out to all our troops in any war.
rigby4 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 2:40 PM
Excuses for getting, have or just had their periods.
Rangerdoc Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 3:14 PM
Periods can be an issue during combat.

Last week as a last hoorah, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving combat even though women have been serving in combat for quite some time. Now, a new Rasmussen Report shows 59 percent of voters favor women serving in full combat positions.

Most voters think women in the military should be able to fight in combat just like men do. But they still believe overwhelmingly that women need to pass the same physical tests as men if they’re in special forces like the Green Berets and Navy SEALs.