The debate "Women should not be permitted to embark on military combat missions" was started by
February 15, 2016, 10:01 pm.
5 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 31 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
RyanWakefield posted 1 argument, ReadyToBegin posted 2 arguments, PsychDave posted 2 arguments, historybuff posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.
project_mayhem and 4 visitors agree.
historybuff, RyanWakefield, ReadyToBegin, AAA, alexoliver, PsychDave, AgnosticAcceptor, swp16, salote, barman, PoliticsAsUsual, Voidiq, carlos1ja, SwaggerPoptart and 17 visitors disagree.
Your opinion is that it impairs pure thinking, that doesn't make it a fact.
Sorry for the misunderstanding. Although it is factual that men are attracted to women in general, and that this attraction can impair pure thinking.
please re read. I said average women don't tend to want to be in the military. those that want to be in the military tend to be more capable. please try to read the things i say before criticizing.
Women who are of average physical endurance tend to be "more capable?" Hmmm. Don't think so.
That whole first part is simply just your opinion. Please provide evidence for women being a negative impact on a unit. And yes it must be peer reviewed, not just some other guys opinion.
secondly. there are many times that speed and agility are more useful than pure brute strength. So saying men are "better" is overly simplistic and wrong. And yes, on average men are stronger than women. But the women who are of average physical endurance don't tend to want to be in the military. They tend to be those who are more capable. But beyond that, there are tests that must be passed to get into the military. If a woman is strong enough and fast enough to pass the test then she is just as qualified as any man. Saying otherwise is simply sexist.
Men's bodies are designed for combat. Bones are thicker, muscles are larger, testosterone is higher. These are the ideal components of a fighting machine, not high estrogen, small bones, lean muscles, etc.
No, I'm just using logic. Men like women. Most men don't like other men. When men like women, and are constantly associating with that woman, chemical reactions happen in their body which can "drug" them, or make their shape not quite optimal. Having strong romantic attachments to those in your team can impair your logic, or cause you to fight with emotion instead of logic. Men are constantly trying to prove themselves to women, which is why illogical decisions would most likely be made more often with female combatants and male combatants together. Same concept for gay men as well, you don't need romantic or sexual relationships in the middle of war. Also, men are stronger than women. This is a fact.
Why do you feel this way?
do you have any legitimate reasons for thinking these things or just the usual sexism and bigotry?
Yes, I don't think that homosexuals should fight in military squads either.
Do you have that same opinion towards homosexuals then?
Do you have any evidence backing your opinion?
Well, for one, women mixing with men in combat scenarios can create relationships which aren't healthy for a soldier's mind when he's in war. The women would be distracting, they are not as strong (mentally or physically) as the male squads, and women in general are not meant to fight. That's just how it is.
Wasn't this recently overturned/passed? So they are allowed now?
I agree. If they are able and fit then they should. Even if statistically the women units fair worse.
if a woman's fit enough, what's the problem?