Women should not be in Combat Arms.
There. I said it.
I spent 14 years in the Army. Nine years and change enlisted in Combat Arms (Recon Scout, Infantry Weapons Instructor (Crew served, primarily: M-60 machine guns, Ma Deuce, LAWS, TOW missiles)) Weapons committee chief, JAG Intern while in SMP.
Upon my commissioning, I was re-classed into Adjutant General due to hearing loss. I worked in special enlisted management, qualitative management, community postal operations, Force Modernization with the 11th Cav, and AG operations with the 8th Infantry.
I served with, trained and commanded both men and women. I had to deal with reduced mission capability because of women and their issues. And in the military, mission capability is SUPPOSED to be Job One.
Women have never been equal in the military. They have always had special consideration for quarters, "facilities," and a double standard in physical fitness.
Further, women have never been drafted in the history of this country, nor are they required to register for the draft as all men are upon their 18th birthday.
Oddly, to the best of my knowledge, no woman has ever sued over any of that.
Why do you suppose that is?
And yet, bimbos are suing to get combat arms status in the US Military... while ignoring the other built-in discriminations that favor them.
Why do you suppose that is?
The military has the right to discriminate, and they do... frequently... every day, in fact.
That is why homosexuality was illegal in the military. And that's also why if you weigh too much or too little, are too short or too tall, are missing a limb, blind, deaf, dumb, diabetic, HIV positive, too stupid, too much acne, too much of a criminal record, feet too big or any number of other reasons that disqualify one from even serving in the military at all, then you can't get in.
That's why we lose the right to free speech, free expression and the right to quit, for example.
And here's the deal: every one of those women, who have enjoyed the affirmative action of their gender by benefiting from the institutional double standard in their favor, have failed to express any concern about the discrimination that favors THEM.
They ain't suing over the roughly 20% lower PT standard. They're not suing over their advantages of non-deployability when they choose to become pregnant, a choice that screws someone else because of THEIR choice.
None of them have sued over the requirement that men and men only have to register for the draft.
No... they only want to risk lives with their lowered-standard, drama-filled presence in combat on the ground.
I, for one, don't give a rat's ass that they have a death wish. Frankly, a bullet don't give a damn about "female problems." Neither does shrapnel.
The problem is, that much like the deaths and blood yet to be spilled because of the idiocy of getting rid of DADT, giving people assignments only because of their plumbing will also lead to unnecessary deaths and injury and wounds.
I really don't give a damn about those women delusional enough to believe they can successfully operate in the ground combat environment.
MY concern is for those around them who will also suffer because of this PC bullshit.
It's bad enough to be led by the clueless morons currently calling the shots.
But add women who are assigned ONLY because they have boobs and a vagina?
That's a recipe for disaster.