The US military will now allow women in combat - good idea?

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The US military will now allow women in combat - good idea?

spiced spiced
I just read that the Department of Defense is going to end their longstanding policy of not allowing women to serve in combat units. link

What do you think about this?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Good idea
33  (58%)
Bad idea
9  (16%)
Don't care--just as long as it's not ME
9  (16%)
Mixed feelings (please elaborate in a comment)
6  (11%)
Total votes: 57
Poll is closed
01/23/2013
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Of course it's a good idea! Why shouldn't women be allowed to fight for their country?! They knew what they were doing when they enlisted. They're every bit as capable of handling combat as men are.
01/23/2013
gabs33 gabs33
I'm not one to care
01/23/2013
travelnurse travelnurse
Some women are much meaner and able to handle to handle more than men.
01/23/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
It's an excellent idea.
01/23/2013
RonLee RonLee
We've had women in combat for quite a while. Many women serve as military police MP(s) and they're frequently in actual combat but are not called combat soldiers. More than a few female MP's have performed their duty quite admirably.
01/23/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
I don't see why not. If they are willing its not my business.
01/23/2013
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
From the equal rights aspect , yep it is good. Then I have to think, my daughter is in the ARMY as an MP. No I don't want her in combat, but in reality she will be in dangerous situations when she deploys. But as a mother. No don't put women in combat situations.

I have not spoken to her about this change and how it will affect her.

Maybe this will give them the combat bonus that might not have been received before. but i really don't know.
01/23/2013
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I just read that the Department of Defense is going to end their longstanding policy of not allowing women to serve in combat units. link

What do you think about this?
hey if thats what they wanna do then go for it n ur sex should be the reason y u cant do smething no matter what it is
01/23/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I'm sure women are perfectly capable in this regard so I'm all for it.
01/23/2013
Terri69 Terri69
If they want to go, then sure, why not...
01/23/2013
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
I think it is
01/23/2013
GONE! GONE!
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be a good idea.
01/23/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I do love equality of the sexes, but now our men and women have to carry 100 plus pounds of weight in grueling conditions. Plus I don't know about the dynamic between the two sexes during the down times. If that makes any sense.
01/23/2013
G&L G&L
Its a bad idea mainly because of physical abilities(yes some of you will get angry at this). Most women don't have the physical ability to carry a 200+ man with his gear when he gets shot. And before people say that there are some guys that can't do it your right but they get weeded out of infantry line units and put on a desk job. The idea of having women in infantry for the sake of having women in infantry is absolutely wrong. Countries that do have women in their infantry make them women hold to the same standards of men that is fair. But as of right now women have much weaker standards and when it comes up to be raised many politicians are against it(mainly female, and yes if I had the time I would find the documents to support my statements but alas I really don't care that much to do it).

TLDR I'm against women in the infantry just for the sake of women in the infantry.
01/23/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I just read that the Department of Defense is going to end their longstanding policy of not allowing women to serve in combat units. link

What do you think about this?
I think it's interesting. I'll be watching to see how it plays out. I personally would find it more traumatic for my mom to get killed than my dad, but that wouldn't be true for all people.
01/23/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I just read that the Department of Defense is going to end their longstanding policy of not allowing women to serve in combat units. link

What do you think about this?
Good idea
01/23/2013
Pururin Pururin
It's about time. As far as gender equality goes, it's a good idea.
01/23/2013
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by G&L
Its a bad idea mainly because of physical abilities(yes some of you will get angry at this). Most women don't have the physical ability to carry a 200+ man with his gear when he gets shot. And before people say that there are some guys that ...
The physical requirements are not going to change just to include women. They clarified that. And they shouldn't change just to include women, I agree. So any woman who can't perform the duties expected of her will also be weeded out. Just as the men who can't cut the snuff.


Really, serving in combat itself isn't the issue here. What this change actually means, is that there will no longer be a glass ceiling for women in the military. You see, women currently serving in the military would NEVER receive promotions to General (and so on) because it's virtually impossible to progress when you have no combat experience. Women will (hopefully) soon be able to start breaking through that glass ceiling, and start being recognized (and rewarded) for their service. To me, it really has less to do with serving in combat, and more to do with women being able to receive recognition for their service - and the benefits that go along with that recognition. (Increased pay, increased benefits, etc.)

It is very much a civil rights issue, not a combat issue... at least the way I understand it.
01/23/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Yes! I am incredibly happy to see this equal rights milestone happen.
01/23/2013
xscorpiox xscorpiox
yeah
01/23/2013
misterazor misterazor
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I just read that the Department of Defense is going to end their longstanding policy of not allowing women to serve in combat units. link

What do you think about this?
free country. women deserve every opportunity as men. some women want to advance in the military, and it's impossible to do so without combat experience. there will be complications, no doubt. but, these complications will be due, not to the acts of the women in combat, but due to those around them who cannot adapt. women should not be punished for the innabilities of others to adapt. just my view.
01/24/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I think it's a good idea.
01/24/2013
kitty1949 kitty1949
Equal rights are equal rights.
01/24/2013
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
Good idea
01/24/2013
butts butts
Equal rights are ALWAYS a good idea, how is this even a question??
01/24/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Very good idea
01/24/2013
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I seriously thought this had been in effect for years now? I had no idea. But yes, I for one am sick of this seperation bull shit. Equal rights my asshole!
01/24/2013
srexom srexom
doesn't affect me... they made the choice to join let them do what they want to do.
01/24/2013
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
its a good idea if thats what they want to do
01/24/2013
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