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Jennasis 01-24-2013 07:02 AM

Lifting ban on women in front-line infantry
 
The military is poised to lift the ban on women serving as full-fledged combat infantry. The training for them would remain exactly the same training requirements as the men have to go through, and women would be taken into those units on a volunteer basis.

Your thoughts?

http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/tod...72372#50572372

NHdisneylover 01-24-2013 07:08 AM

I think it's shocking that it has taken so long.

Pigeon 01-24-2013 07:18 AM

Long overdue.

EMHDad 01-24-2013 08:34 AM

Support it.

aaarcher86 01-24-2013 08:35 AM

100% fine with this :thumbsup2

POOHsie 01-24-2013 08:42 AM

Long overdue. Glad to hear the news.

EMHDad 01-24-2013 09:06 AM

Does this mean that girls will finally have to register for the draft at 18 as well? How do people feel about their daughters and sisters and nieces being drafted into service if heaven forbid the draft is instituted?

NHdisneylover 01-24-2013 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by EMHDad (Post 47291880)
Does this mean that girls will finally have to register for the draft at 18 as well? How do people feel about their daughters and sisters and nieces being drafted into service if heaven forbid the draft is instituted?

Honestly? I hate that thought--but no more than I hate the thought of the possibility of my son being drafted.
However, if I am reading it correctly, at this time that does not seem to be the case anyway--things are still not equal, just getting closer.

jen1977 01-24-2013 09:15 AM

My concern with it would be if they were taken as POW's. These prisoners are tortured, and I can't imagine the things that would be done to these women if they were POW's. I do think that some women are strong enough and capable enough to do the job though.

Acklander 01-24-2013 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by EMHDad (Post 47291880)
Does this mean that girls will finally have to register for the draft at 18 as well? How do people feel about their daughters and sisters and nieces being drafted into service if heaven forbid the draft is instituted?

I don't believe in the draft system, but yes - I think that women should register for the draft at 18 just like men are required to register.

Acklander 01-24-2013 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jen1977 (Post 47291966)
My concern with it would be if they were taken as POW's. These prisoners are tortured, and I can't imagine the things that would be done to these women if they were POW's. I do think that some women are strong enough and capable enough to do the job though.

I'm not sure I understand the comment - do you think it's easier for men to withstand torture more than women???

Planogirl 01-24-2013 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Acklander (Post 47292061)
I'm not sure I understand the comment - do you think it's easier for men to withstand torture more than women???

I imagine that they're thinking about sexual assault being a part of that torture where that it is not always the case with men. Not to mention the possibility of sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy as a result. This was discussed on one of the morning shows.

Regardless of that, I'm in favor of this move too.

aaarcher86 01-24-2013 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by jen1977 (Post 47291966)
My concern with it would be if they were taken as POW's. These prisoners are tortured, and I can't imagine the things that would be done to these women if they were POW's. I do think that some women are strong enough and capable enough to do the job though.

I don't disagree with you, but I do think that any woman volunteering to be on the front line would be taking all of that into consideration when making that decision.

jen1977 01-24-2013 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Planogirl (Post 47292092)
I imagine that they're thinking about sexual assault being a part of that torture where that it is not always the case with men. Not to mention the possibility of sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy as a result. This was discussed on one of the morning shows.

Regardless of that, I'm in favor of this move too.

Yes, that's what I was referring to. I was talking to my Mom about it yesterday. I do not think that men could necessarily handle torture better, but I doubt that the sexual aspect is there with men, as well as pregnancy risks.

jen1977 01-24-2013 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by aaarcher86 (Post 47292117)
I don't disagree with you, but I do think that any woman volunteering to be on the front line would be taking all of that into consideration when making that decision.


I would certainly hope so.


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