Originally Posted by Kyle
I'm afraid I have to disagree. I've seen men and women working & training cohesively in combat and non-combat roles. In the CF at least, as long as both genders pull their weight there is no need for gender specific Military Occupations. Would you rather have the 150 pound woman dragging your sorry arse up the hill, or a potentially weaker and less fit male simple because he has dangly bits between his legs? I'm going to go with whoever can save my ass best. The male vs. female thing doesn't really come into it.
Not sure how things run in Canada, but your not going to find too many 11B's that are scrawny 150 pounders in the US Army. Every 11B has to pass a very demanding physical fitness test. Do I think if a woman could pass the test she should be allowed to fight? Sure I do. But how much money and time is wasted training hundreds of female recruits just to have to retrain them when all but 3 or 4 fail the PT test. It just makes sense to not screw with the chemistry of the most powerful fighting force in the world.