posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:31 PM
always was for equal rights and opportunities when I was in. and by equal, I mean carrying the same load, day in and day out, doing the same PT tests
and exercises, enduring the same hardships, and living the same lifestyle as myself and my male counterparts.
the problem comes in that for every one woman who can do that, there are an awful lot of them that can't, and thats a lot of wasted time and money to
try and get to that one who can't. the Corps sent two females through their infantry officer's course, and both washed out in a matter of days.
combat doesn't account for 'gender norming' and neither should training for it. i have no interest in having somebody who can flexed arm hang for
30 seconds being the one behind me trying to climb over a wall.
and sorry ladies, this isn't a wild baseless attack on your gender, its an opinion formed by years of dealing with women, combat, and women in