Friday, April 4, 2014

Female infantry in the Marines

Females already play combat roles, they are engineers, they fly warplanes, etc. Demographics say that women make up only 6.2% of the Marine Corps (enlisted). So why is everyone worried about them going infantry? Females can hold their own, just as well as males. There are even males who don't belong in infantry, because they don't have the right mind set to do so. My point exactly. Women can do stuff just as good as men. Not letting them go infantry, because they won't be able to do the same things as men is a bullshit reason on why they can't go infantry. There are reasons why I can see they shouldn't go infantry. One reason is that if a group was captured what would the captors do to the women that they wouldn't do to the men?
The real problem I do see with this, is that the standards would have to be lowered to make it fair for women. Which is yet another bullshit thing they would do. It's a bad thing, because then lesser qualified pos' would be then qualified to join. Why do the standards need to be lowered just so they can qualify? I think if they want jobs that are open for just men, then they should be able to pass the normal standards. Just make the physical fitness standards for going to certain jobs more fair.
Just to sum all of this up, I am all for women going infantry, i'm just not all for the standards being lowered, just so they would be able to qualify.

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