Frontline Women? - Page 2




View Poll Results :Should women be entitled to fight on the front lines (if they are fit for the job)?
Yes, of course!!! 5 27.78%
NO, never!!! 9 50.00%
Yes, but only if the woman does not have young children to take care of at home 4 22.22%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

 
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April 10th, 2004  
Ben
 
The comment made before was completely on the right lines. The simple fact is women will never possess many of the attributes required to fight in the infantry. Strength and physical robustness will mean that this will never happen. Also tests that have been done by England show that a female tone of voice (ie. one that is comparable to an 11 year old boy's in tone) cannot command any type of tactical authority, whilst for example it has been shown also that if a man were to see a women badly injured in battle, then he is more likely to stop to help her rather than carry on until he can safely admin help. Also the fact is that infantry living in close proximity of each other - tacticaly and non-tactically - means that women can never be allowed to join.
I'll be the first to admit that this is quite clearly a Brit viewpoint but im sure it will be held. Also the fact is that we have the best army in the world and we are not going to jeopoardise this by allowing an inlet of inferior quality soldiers for political reasons (I must appologise for that comment so early on but it would have come out of me sooner or later and that is simply my view anyway).
For example: You're the enemy dug in and suddenly the allied troops perform a bayonet charge on you. Out of the smoke you see a lady screaming at you with a bayonet - same effect? No.
April 10th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben
Also the fact is that we have the best army in the world and we are not going to jeopoardise this by allowing an inlet of inferior quality soldiers for political reasons.
I believe I understand what you're saying, but I do not much care for the wording here, it is insulting to our sisters in arms. I do not believe that women should ever be in Infantry or Armor units because of physiological differences which prevent them from performing the tasks that would be required of them in these branches (bucking 40 pound rounds in a tank or hauling 100+ pound rucks, for example, as seen in RnderSafe's post above), but it is not because they are "inferior" servicemembers.
April 10th, 2004  
Ben
 
Well actually the point i was making was that they would be inferior quality soldiers because they would not meet many of the requirements and cause other logistical problems. It seems that you have read too deeply into my point and seen it as a direct attack on all women service members when it clearly wasn't. As it stands i respect all women in the military for having the guts to go for a guys job, but they are fine where they are.
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April 10th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
No worries, my intent was to clarify what I assumed (correctly, in light of your last post) was your own intent so as to prevent anyone from being offended.
April 11th, 2004  
Raider Girl
 
u no wat i put, well u all no wat i put, since im a gurl...

as a cadet i dont know everything about the military, but im learning and i know alot, but i think they should cuz women should be able to... i have my own reasons whyt i think women should fight at the front lines
April 11th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: care


care to elaborate?
April 12th, 2004  
TacticalEdge
 

Topic: Morals of man


I do not believe that women should fight in combat positions..... not because of drive or strength (i know they have that) but for moral reason..... i would never feel right ordering women to thier deaths
April 12th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
You are welcome in the forum TacticalEdge, but as you can see I have deleted quite a few of your posts.

Calm down, respect the other members and their opinions, or find something else to do.. (check your PM)
April 13th, 2004  
TacticalEdge
 

Topic: well well well


i am just stating my thoughts of the topic.... i dont use language nor do i need to so i do not understnd the problem....... perhaps you could eleborate as to what i can and cannot do...... i think other people need to be watched more than me such as ben..... sorry though for anything i have done and if you could explain then i may tone it down a bit...... just a bit though because they are still my thoughts.... haha..... thanks
April 13th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
I cannot decide on yes or no, not becuase i think that women are weaker than men (which i don't... my ex used to put me in a choker-hold everytime i upset her) but simply becuase men are perverts and wouldn't be able to act professional around women. They may fail to accomplish their objectives. Personally, i would have absolutly no problem fighting beside the opposite sex. It's just that much more force that the enemy will have to deal with.