posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 11:19 AM
In a country with a legally elected leader, not a "god-chosen" megalomaniac, military service should be gender-blind. (I would hate to see the draft
thrown open to women just because Bush needs more cannon fodder for oil wars.) One of the reasons women are "proven" weaker than men, is that the
physical standards for female recruits is lower than for males. Same goes for cops, I think. A friend of mine was constantly hassled in the marines
for "getting off easy". She had asked to be evaluated under the same standards as the men, but was refused.
I think very few women would meet the male standards, but those that do should be right up there doing what male soldiers do. And males and females
that are weaker should be support staff or whatever the military needs.
I also think pro sports should be gender blind too. If a woman is big and tough enough and skilled enough, she should be trying out for any teams she