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reply to post by OpinionatedB
She sounds like me. I am tiny myself and just now reached a time in my life where I hit 100 pounds on the scale without being 6 months pregnant. I have spent my whole life trying to prove that I could do a lot more than people ASSumed I could. It's a source of pride for us smaller folks I believe.
To make a long story short (my sergeant in ROTC) always told me, that it wasn't the size of the dog in the fight.... it was the size of the fight in the dog. That has stuck with me till this day.
Pure willpower and heart can go a hell of a long way for sure.
reply to post by chrismarco
They better not be my battle buddy!! A female who cannot physically perform to the male standards should not be in a combat MOS PERIOD. I absolutely have NO PROBLEM with females who can perform to currently male standards- I love them One standard for all - it is discriminatory yes it is and rightly soedit on 4-1-2014 by sjorges2002 because: (no reason given)edit on 4-1-2014 by sjorges2002 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by projectvxn
And do you talk in high esteem about how great it is over there? Or do you see things that you won't tell your family cause they just wouldn't understand? I think that is what she is getting at. That people that have done tours don't gloat and prance around about how great it was there. I was in the marines, I didn't go but every marine I talked to when he got back didn't really want to talk about what happens outside the FOB
reply to post by Sremmos80
My apologies for the time between my answer for you as this thread escaped me.
Anyway, did you just seriously ask me if I knew how a period works and then proceed to tell me that women skip a period in high stress situations; as if that is some kind of rule? I can't tell you how many chicks (forgive me for using "chicks" interchangeably with "women" as it's done affectionately) I have seen in high stress situations that are still regular to the day. I can however tell you that just because a chick is deployed for an entire year in a high stress situation, does not mean that when nature says its time to discard an egg and a uterine lining it's just going to magically NOT happen. I can also tell you that I've seen women skip 3 months for no apparent reason. Your response literally baffles me. Are you even a woman? If you are I would love to see you skip showering for two weeks encompassing your period and let me know how things smell. Oh and make sure you deal with your bio-hazard as though you were in an applicable environment.