posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 04:28 PM
I apologies if this post goes in circles for a few, but my mind got to wondering a couple things today and it kept branching off into different
First off I shall lay the ground work at least.
My daughter is in the National Guard and is being deployed in September. Now that I have joined the ranks of many mothers before me, I have the usual
mothers worries about how safe will my baby be. I happened to ask this question in the chat when I realized a soldier was in chatting with us. He
mentions she should be OK as she was being deployed to Kuwait. He then went on to mention it is pretty much a fact that more of the males die then the
Now this in all its ugliness, struck me as rather unfair as much as I hate to say that. I asked if the guys resented that and he said no. Something
to the effect that it is pretty much expected that some women just don't have the strength for some of the jobs. Well that makes sense to me
obviously. (I am not posting this members name just out of respect to his privacy. He is more then welcome to let it be known on his own.)
So, first, it is unfair considering the equal rights issues?
I will be the first to admit I have no idea if the American women soldiers have actually made it to the down and dirty front lines, so please excuse
my ignorance on this point. I am pretty sure they have in other countries armies though. Israel perhaps? Just to name one?
I guess I have two questions here., Well maybe three.
I am guessing with the basic training one thing taught is respect of your fellow soldier, or your battle buddy, buddies. I know men of higher caliber
have a nature instinct to protect women. Then we have the other men which we read about that have no qualms of abusing them, IE. rape etc.
How do the good guys feel about that?
Now I myself really don't think women have any place being on the front lines as it is really a mans world. Not that women can't do it, I just
don't think it is really in our put together to have to do it in the bigger picture of things. I am sure many women will argue with me on that point,
and I'm pretty sure I would agree with their arguments as well. I just don't feel that is what the higher realms intended for any of us really, but
I also don't see women really starting wars either. Women are strong and will do what they have to do though.
So, would the higher caliber of men find women distracting on the front line or do they treat them the same as any other soldier? Do you feel safe
with a woman as a battle buddy, watching and covering your six?
Which led me to more thinking and questions.
Would you rather a women fight by your side or a known gay man?
I have more thoughts on this, I just want to see where it goes first...
Thanks for listening so far... the floor is yours!
[edit on 19-7-2010 by yigsstarhouse]