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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
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.
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.