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This is a discussion on women in the military within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Having Been in the Military I have heard arguments for both. I think that there are valid arguments for both. ...

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    Having Been in the Military I have heard arguments for both. I think that there are valid arguments for both. As for femalesin the Military in general that is no problem. I have worked with females who are just as (if not more) hard charging as all the males.
    As to the combat issue I think they still have a choice. However the risks for mental abuse and physical abuse (read rape) is a lot higher. Also its a proven fact that the physical development of females and males are different, and males are physicaly stronger (on average) then women. No sexism here, just basic bio.

    Now for the political issues. If I was given a choice between fighting next to a male that was drafted and who does not want to be there and a female who chose to be there then I would take the female any day of the week. Also the feminists that are in the street demaing equal treatement IMHO do not want true equality, just a reverse of what was happening several, 10 years ago, descrimination againt males (this is all personal opinion and from what I have watched on the political shows). What I dream of is a world that is both blind to color, and sex.
    This may sound bad but a line from "The Hackers Manifesto" says it best. "We live in a world without skin color [, sexual bias,] with out nationality, with out religious bias"

    If you want equality you have to have it whole, it can not be peacemeal, other wise its just another form of descrimination (That goes for all "we want to be equal groups")

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    Though biologically weak er physically, there is something to the old idea that women have a better natural knack for command and for multi-tasking. Maybe not the best grunts, but more complex jobs?

    That aside, because I don't think it matters:

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    Feminists are SO hypocritical. It's all equal rights until I have to hold the door every time and put the seat down.

    This guys puts it pretty well, if not over the top.
    http://maddox.xmission.com/feminazi.html

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    THAT was the coolest reading ever!
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    What I was pointing out is that there are differences between males and females. And also the I was expressing (granted not that blunt) that Equal rights = equal responsiablityl

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    This may be obvious but... wouldn't women serving in the armed forces distract men?
    Same with astronauts and basically everything else.
    But this distraction is negligible in everything else except very dangerous lines of work such as the military and space exploration... so i think women should not serve in the armed forces.

    E.g if I was Hitler #2 and I had a world to conquer I would certainly not have women in my military force... -OR- Id have 100% women and no men but thats ridiculous for obvious reasons.

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    i just watched this lady on cnn saying women shouldnt be in this war .... blah blah blah, i just wanted to know what you guys thought? personally i dont have a problem w/it.
    I agree 100%, if they wanna join the army/navy/etc whatever more power to them. I could care less also if they were in the draft or not because I'm not a woman.

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    I'd have to say I agree with just about everyone so far...but I'm not 100% sure about the draft thing. Sure, women are at a higher risk for rape, but if they want total equality (to quote kermi3 "Equal rights = equal responsiablity(sic)"), you'd think that would include equal responsibility to their country.

    >>My future wife

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    Originally posted by dP munky
    THAT was the coolest reading ever!
    that site is sooooo cool
    I know, the guy's really messed up but it's funny to see him rant on everything from Muppets to the phrase "How are you?"
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    They burned there bra's, now they must pay! lol

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    I'm with Scott27349. All these people want to be treated as equals and given the same opportunities as everyone else. At least that's what they say when they're looking for good jobs. When it comes time for their turn to be shot at and actually have to earn something, they're a bunch of wimps. I think feminists should be included in the draft, traditional women shouldn't be. They should have a place where you register to be one or the other, so that nobody's trying to get the best of both worlds.

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    I'd have to say I agree with just about everyone so far...but I'm not 100% sure about the draft thing. Sure, women are at a higher risk for rape, but if they want total equality (to quote kermi3 "Equal rights = equal responsiablity(sic)"), you'd think that would include equal responsibility to their country.

    >>My future wife

    They're called "life partners", eiby.
    Aww, if only more of the worlds men were like Ken... we wouldn't have to worry about women getting harassed or raped.

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    I don't have a link or anything but in some state a bunch of women were protesting equal rights, then some woman was about to get the death penalty, and they protested it because she's a woman and she shouldn't be killed. Gimme a break...
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    oh, it is, it definately is
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