posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 07:32 PM
All I ask is for you to hear me out on this because it can get a little murky regarding this subject. To get it straight out in the open, I oppose
women in combat -- but maybe not for the reasons that just struck some of your emotions; so save the knee-jerk reactions until you at least read it
First, if the Department of Defense moves forward with this, all women, at age 18 should have to by law, do what every man legally is supposed to do
-- sign up for Selective Service (aka draft record). If that isn't in place, it will just follow the long line of political correctness in a field
which there shouldn't be any at all.
For instance and this is from my view when I was in the Air Force. Women had different standards. They didn't have to run as fast, lift as much or
do as many push-ups (or can do it with their knees on the grounds -- step away from the gutter guys). To me, if you are going to say they can engage
in combat, they need to be just as physically fit (or at least held to the same standards -- I know many ladies that surpassed my fitness level while
I served) as their male counter-parts.
Bottom line, if they go through with this, then equal across the board. But I highly recommend that we don't go down this path unless a woman can
prove she can meet the standards that their counterparts achieve.
edit on 23-1-2013 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)