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Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:08 pm

What say ye?

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/women-co ... d=18295570

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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby PLAYER57832 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:23 pm

I have always said that while I don't want to see anyone fight, there is no longer any reason to deny women combat occupations just based on their gender.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby / on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:26 pm

PLAYER57832 wrote:I have always said that while I don't want to see anyone fight, there is no longer any reason to deny women certain occupations just based on their gender.

Professional sperm donor?
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby PLAYER57832 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:31 pm

/ wrote:
PLAYER57832 wrote:I have always said that while I don't want to see anyone fight, there is no longer any reason to deny women certain occupations just based on their gender.

Professional sperm donor?

lol.. good catch. Am now editing.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby john9blue on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:18 pm

we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:28 am

john9blue wrote:we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?


To a certain extent, yes.

The military services also will have until January 2016 to seek waivers for certain jobs -- but those waivers will require a personal approval from the secretary of defense and will have to be based on rationales other than the direct combat exclusion rule.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Iliad on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:09 am

john9blue wrote:we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?

Lol you're such a manchild.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby DoomYoshi on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:47 pm

This is just a plot to get people to forget about The Invisible War.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Neoteny on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:46 pm

This was unexpected, but a good thing.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby thegreekdog on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:10 pm

Do you think there will be a lot of people against this?
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Neoteny on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:18 pm

I wouldn't expect so. Compared to DADT, this feels like it should be a cakewalk. But there's no telling really.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby notyou2 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:48 pm

I expect it will be equal pay, which they probably already have based on rank and skills, or something similar, so I'm in support of it.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby john9blue on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Iliad wrote:
john9blue wrote:we'll see how it works out. i can definitely see it reducing the effectiveness of male soldiers, but i've never been in the armed forces, so maybe they are capable of ignoring it?

Lol you're such a manchild.


and you are fucking delusional

but it's okay, most people are.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Just_essence on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:36 pm

Well, it'll be largely peaceful, that's for sure. But it's not going to be a smooth ride, that's also for sure. Why? 'Cause there's always the lingering problem of the entire population in the military that are either consciously sexist or unconsciously sexist. It'll disappear in time, but for now, it's still there.
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Re: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Postby Nobunaga on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:25 pm

Allow me to be the first to be against it... well, partially and conditionally against it.

The day women are made to meet the same requirements, many of them physical, is the day I'm all for it. So when you've been shot in the gut and need to be carried a mile by your buddy, you'd know the woman in your foxhole can pull the job off.

At present, they need not meet those requirements.
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