posted on May, 16 2012 @ 09:14 PM
The most important consideration here, IMHO, is to make sure they provide adequate weight and strength training, in addition to the usual boot camp
stuff. There are
women out there who are inherently built like either Lucy Lawless or (in human proportions) my avatar, yes; who could
simply go straight into the service and do fine.
Such women, however, are the minority; 10%, tops. The usual >5'5" woman who gets hit with the wrong end of sexual dimorphism, is going to need
massive physical augmentation purely in order to survive, and probably more to prevent rape from within her own unit, than anything the enemy might do
If women can bulk up enough, and can be taught martial arts which emphasise range and keeping an attacker at a distance, rather than close contact
stuff, then maybe they can survive. Like I said, however, it's been shown that the biggest threat to women in the military is not going to be the
recognised enemy; it's going to be men within the same force. Most women will likely have to prove themselves by beating up several male members of
their own squad, before they are accepted.
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