Discussion in 'Debate and Discussion' started by Jasper, Jan 23, 2013.
I saw a documentary some time ago about women in the British Army effectively working in combat positions - something about filling certain roles for patrols in Afghanistan, which amount to combat roles since these are regularly attacked. They were fine, needless to say.
I find it difficult to think of any principled argument against allowing this. So long as fitness and training requirements aren't compromised, and I see no reason why they should be, there are a great many combat roles women could fill. It's harder to think of exceptions, certainly. Needing more resources for separate facilities is either a solved problem (where women already serve) or wildly understating the ability of the sort of people (men and women) who undertake combat roles to deal with that sort of thing.
Perhaps the most convincing counterargument is the levels of sexual abuse women suffer in the military, but I'm not sure why that would increase in combat roles.
Those combat roles requiring direct application of the shaft and/or head will have to remain exclusive, of course, as well as anything for which the presence of jubblies, labia, and/or Fallopian tubes is a detriment.
EDIT: What possessed Tuna of J5 to rap, "Keeping you open like a Fallopian tube," is still unknown to me.*
* This is literally the only thing I know about Fallopian tubes other than their role in an ectopic pregnancy.
Well yeah, I'm aware of their position vis-a-vis the ovaries and the uterus. I figured that would be assumed for anyone who knows what an ectopic pregnancy. I meant, like, anything else they do or are important about or otherwise noteworthy.
What are we talking about again?
Nope, they're just a canal that eggs travel through en route to the uterus. About as boring as something like your uterers. They're also the parts affected by tubal ligation. Wheee pregnancy prevention!
Do you remember the name of the documentary? I'd like to look it up.
I've played a lot of games, and I'm pretty sure that's a gunship. Why weren't we allowing women in combat roles before this again?
I think it's this one: Girls on the Frontline. It's all on youtube as far as I can tell, although only in 240p.
I posted this in Qt3's forum as well. But it's worth noting that US women have already been fighter pilots in a shooting war.
And Russian women did pretty well as snipers, too.
You damned liberals, turning the army soft by letting the women in!
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