posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 09:09 AM
Originally posted by Saerlaith
You said it right there Have you ever carried a real baby around all day?? Little ones need extra support that cancels out their lighter weight.
Older ones are freakin heavy, and most of the time they are fighting to get down. Women are plenty strong enough to tote a gun and all the
other stuff soldiers pack.
Well, men don't have to get pregnent, but when we get kidney stones I've heard it's as bad, if not worse than child birth. My old Japanese teacher
had them, he stll came to school most of the time. He was dozed out on pain-killers though. I know that women aren't just frail little powder
puffs, but factually men are much stronger. Do you know how much those packs weigh? My uncle is/was a green beret, and I know that he had to do some
TRAINING with, if I'm not mistaken, packs that weigh towards 80-pounds. Imagine that plus a pretty heavy gun trotting miles and miles through the
desert or forest. It wouldn't be an easy thing to do, even for the strongest of people.
Read up on US history. Who the heck was out there plowing fields, bucking hay, wrassling livestock, building cabins, etc. either right along
with their men, or alone when the men got killed or went off hunting.
See, this one always gets me. Yeah women were doing these things when the men were gone, but who was doing them the other 90% of their lives when the
men were home? Is it so amazing that for a few years, women did the work that men usually did for their whole lives? Come on, put yourselves above
that one ladies.
I never doubted that women can plow fields, buck hay, etc. It's harder for them to do it than men though.
Women are as strong as they are trained to be. In a book called the Frailty Myth, the author found studies that showed if girls were taught to
throw a baseball from the same age that boys are, they develop just a strong a throw. When they tested both genders on their non-dominant arm, the
percentage of weakness was the same. When they trained both genders to throw with their weak arms, they both strengthened at the same rate. I don't
have the book with me, or I'd quote the source of that study. The book itself was a real eye-opener as to just how tough women are if no one is there
to tell them to be girly instead.
It's all about training.
This would be pretty cool, but you can't just ignore biology. Men and women are equally strong; however, that all changes when the hormones kick in.
Men get about 3-times the muscle mass that women get. Many people try to argue that there are strong women. Yes, there are strong women. I know
that. I'm sure there are women that are stronger than me (I mean the kind that don't take muscle supliments and testosterone pills.) This doesn't
change the fact that the majority of men are stronger than the majority of women.