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Originally posted by Herman
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.
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.
Originally posted by devilwasp
women are ready to fight and kick some serios a** but the whole two sexes thing is in the way.
mabye a womens military only fighting unit?
ouch i wouldnt like to meet that unit on THAT time of the month.
dont kill me please!
Originally posted by Saerlaith
The other 90% of the time women were working just as hard as men. Read some actual accounts of women's lives before things got industrialized, and you'll find that men, women & kids all had to do work we can't really imagine from our cushy living rooms. Women shouldn't be told to put themselves above a history they've never been taught. There just isn't enough taught about women for us to have the same kind of pride in our accomplishments that males learn. You would be surprised at what gets left out of high school history about the amazing things women have done and keep doing.
As for the puberty-induced muscle mass imbalance. I agree that hormones usually mean men & women end up with different strengths. So the military should have categories based on strength, not gender. Let some beefy, bada$$ female be right in there with males of her ability level. And let men & women with other strengths be posted in different categories.