You seem to have missed the point.
Nobody should be in combat, except for carefully-controlled martial arts.
But as long as it is necessary for some people to fight, everybody who wants to take the job and can do it is eligible. Then you pick the best; regardless of their karyotype, appearance, or gender identity. Anything else is stupidly limiting the talent pool.
9/28/2012 2:53:28 PM
I bet this guy has never met a female IDF soldier, or a female soldier from any military for that matter. Any of them could kick his sorry ass up the street and back down again.
9/28/2012 3:20:06 PM
We have machinery now. We don't need "a man's strength" so much anymore.
9/28/2012 4:18:13 PM
hmm, so I must be a girl ? I have a penis but am not very strong at the moment. Some 70 year old granny can dead lift a lot more than me .
Once kids are in school a mother can work at least part time and older kids , say 10, can have a house key and amuse themselves for the few hours till mom gets home.
9/28/2012 5:16:12 PM
Rabbit of Caerbannog"I think a woman should work any job she finds fulfilling. But should she be in combat? Those who think so know goddamned little about combat."
(God I hate it when images die on me.)
9/28/2012 6:33:57 PM
Your model is still far too limiting. Less a few months around giving birth, a woman can do almost all occupations quite well (including combat - although maybe not long deployment to a war zone). Childcare for young children does involve a lot of work, but we can design society to accommodate that. My office-mate defended her thesis six weeks after giving birth, and did a lot of work with her daughter either in her crib next to her desk or sitting next to her husband's desk elsewhere in the building. If they were working further apart, things would have been less convenient.
I know of a police detective who was nailing murder cases when her daughter was two months old, taking breaks during her shifts only to duck into an office to use her breast pump to fill milk bottles that her husband would use to feed the baby. That lady is a total badass.
9/28/2012 7:35:52 PM
I've seen women do jobs just as well as men. Jobs such as military, emts, police, etc. You fail whiteprideny14
9/29/2012 1:13:44 AM
Swastikas and Klan robes. Sexist, racist, homophobes. Aryan nations and hammerskins, you can wear my nuts on your nazi chins.
9/29/2012 2:11:29 AM
Well, by linguistic logic, a woman is incapable of doing anything that requires a man's strength, because even Wonder Woman in the middle of throwing a cement mixer at someone has a woman's strength, by definition. And proud of it.
But I'm not sure there are many jobs that require a man's strength necessarily. I guess any men's division sports, because rules. Uhm, physical work in traditionally male monasteries. Weightlifting ads targeted at men and their sense of manliness.
9/29/2012 9:30:11 AM
I'm at a loss for words - so I think I'll get my dad's shotgun. Your address, please?
9/29/2012 10:49:36 AM
@ Anon: "No one should be in combat" is a noble sentiment, but totally beside the point. Despite notable exceptions, women are neither temperamentally nor physically suited to combat. Tell ya what, go to YouTube, search for "eastern front," and watch as many videos as you can endure.
9/29/2012 11:31:02 AM
Rabbit of Caerbannog
"Despite notable exceptions, women are neither temperamentally nor physically suited to combat."
9/29/2012 1:50:44 PM
Despite notable exceptions, women are neither temperamentally nor physically suited to combat.<<
You Are Wrong, unless you will also say "despite notable exceptions, men are neither temperamentally nor physically suited to combat."
Your own example shows you to be wrong. 800,000 women served in the Soviet military in WWII; women were pilots, snipers, machine gunners, tank crews, and many other things. They fought very well, and far too many of them died.
Also: "temperamentally" is a meaningless word in this context. Everybody's temperament is in large part the result of how they are socialized when they are young. Patriarchal cultures usually socialize male children to be much more assertive, aggressive, and confrontational than female children. Saying "women aren't temperamentally fit for combat" then becomes a self-perpetuating fallacy: female children grow up being told "you shouldn't want to fight", so most of them don't want to fight. Remove the differential socialization, and female children will be just as assertive, aggressive, and confrontational as male children.
9/29/2012 1:56:33 PM
@ Old Viking
Look up the Dahoney Amazons. They were... frighteningly suited to frontline combat until their idiot king got drunk off his percieved omnipotence and finally tried to bite off more than his hellish legion off warrior women couuld chew.
9/29/2012 3:22:37 PM
Oh please. Women are just as strong as men, and even if they weren't physically as strong, I know plenty of women you could kick your teeth in and make you eat pavement. Hell, I know a girl who has 5 black belts, then this big, bull-headed jackass put the moves on her but wouldn't take 'no' for an answer, and she completely DESTROYED him. It was fucking hilarious. And I hope it happens to you.
9/29/2012 3:26:46 PM
9/29/2012 4:57:20 PM
You're opinions are stupid but this "The first duty of a woman is to be a homemaker" offends me.
Tell ya what; When you grow a vagina you can tell me what a women's duty is, until then don't you dare to presume to tell any women what their "first duty" is.
On another note, I bet you'd die if you had to endure the physical pain and effort of childbirth.
9/29/2012 5:58:18 PM
You say that to Denise Masino. Or to my mum if she was still around, for that matter.
9/29/2012 7:22:03 PM
Oh yes, because no work in the home requires strength, no siree. Hauling wet laundry is a piece of cake, as is vacuuming a whole house, washing 15 windows on all sides, beating the dust out of 10 long rugs and kneading a large cinnamon-roll dough. Not to mention carrying around a growing fetus for nine months and then squeeze it out through an opening a little bit too small. My sister in laws had 28 hours of labor the first time she gave birth. She still went ahead and had a second child a few years later.
The 14 in your name is your age, right dearie? Has your mummy just started working again, after pampering her little darling day in and day out for 13 years? Are we feeling a leetle bit abandoned, perhaps? There now, dearie, you'll adjust in time.
9/30/2012 12:44:16 AM
So, are you saying that men who are not 6'3 should not be in the army?. Those are the unfortunate implications you're showing.
9/30/2012 5:56:51 AM