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Why ban women from the NBA then? Why have different events for men and women in any sport?
The NBA is entertainment, for profit. If NBA owners thought it would help the value of their product by putting women on the court, they would do so. The military serves a completely different purpose. If there are women capable of helping advance the mission and function of a particular unit, they shouldn't be excluded. If there aren't women capable of helping a particular unit, they shouldn't be included, it is as simple as that.
Who should decided if they can help a unit or not? Commanders in the field or pretentious condescending know it all layers that have never been in a fight in their lives?
Are you ready for the class action lawsuits against the military for discrimination or sexual harassment of these women? I like my combat soldiers to be animals when shit gets real. These guys are going to be the ones in jail, not on the front lines, if they allow women on the front lines*.
*I'm still not sure they are. I think the term "combat positions" doesn't necessarily front lines, but I'm not sure.
This post was edited by sniper_terp 18 months ago
I swear people aren't thinking with some of these arguments
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
With the nature of warfare nowadays, women are already in combat. There often aren't "front lines" because this isn't world war I where two armies line up across a field from each other and go to town.
Fair enough but we had one of those less than 10 years ago and we most likely will again at some point in the near future.
What about my SF medic friend that said he'd essentially have to carry a separate medical kit for female soldiers? Weight and space is at a premium in his pack, so you're either going to lessen his mobility and endurance with more weight, or you're going to make him sacrifice in other areas, such as ammo. He's a rifleman first and a medic second. You all are looking at the thing so globally that you don't even stop to think what it's actually going to do to guys on the ground.
You guys are acting like Hogie with recruiting: "Just integrate the front line units. It's not that hard."
it really isn't, although the dumb arguments that we've devolved to here are just clouding the issue at this point.
Phatboy if you had any balls I'd meet you at the AFA Boxing gym and have Coach Weichers put some gloves on us.
Except for the countless times people have said it's going to be hard...
With terps99 walking point!!!
I'd much rather them be in combat than on the roads.
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