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knbber2: They want the same jobs, they should have to sign up for selective service at age 18. You want the opportunities, you have to take the possible downside as well.
Rincewind53: So your argument is completely and utterly invalid
stevegarbowski: Why would anyone sue for the opportunity to kill another person?
violentsalvation: Eh, whatever. I don't care anymore. I used to care, but if you want to go experience combat then you go right ahead. History has shown that you can do it and you're just as capable.I'm old enough and with enough health problems that I likely won't ever get called up to do anything, we're volunteer now. So I won't have to fret over the incoming mortars the enemy decides to shoot out of your captured, tortured vagina.
fiver5: Just give the bleeders what they want. They want rifles give them farking rifles what do I care I'm too old. I'm not holding the farking door open for them anymore though. They can do it on their goddamn own if I want to interact with them, I will give them money for sex otherwise, que sera sera.
knbber2: Rincewind53: So your argument is completely and utterly invalidAbsolutely wrong, that was in 1981 when NO combat arms jobs were open to women. That decision was based on not needing women for COMBAT, because they were not eligible. Many combat arms jobs are now open to females, including being a fighter pilot, a helicopter door gunner...etc. They now want all combat arms positions open, so they are now eligible to be drafted for combat. New times, time to readdress that decision.
vossiewulf: If they're physically and mentally able to fulfill the role, they should be allowed to serve in combat. End of story.
Rincewind53: And the Supreme Court turned them down.
PreMortem: Again, NO.Human males have a bio genetic mechanism to try to protect females. One gets winged out in the open field by a sniper and odds are one or more testosterone fueled idiots will run out and try and save her, costing more lives.THAT is why it should never happen. Unless you want an all volunteer army full of eunuchs.Like I said, simple reason.
coco ebert: Uhh, I ... *backs out of thread, holds own door*
Rincewind53: PreMortem:Again, NO.Human males have a bio genetic mechanism to try to protect females. One gets winged out in the open field by a sniper and odds are one or more testosterone fueled idiots will run out and try and save her, costing more lives.THAT is why it should never happen. Unless you want an all volunteer army full of eunuchs.Like I said, simple reason.Huh. Women having been serving and fighting and dying in various roles in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past decade, and yet somehow this magic army of eunuchs you speak of has not come to pass. Maybe.... and I'm just throwing this out there, you know.... Maybe your "MEN STRONG. MEN AM PROTECTOR. MEN AM LOSE MIND POWER IN FACE OF PRETTY LADY IN DANGER!" view might be a little ill-informed? Just a thought, you know.