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Women in Combat?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loki Nov 30, 2012. 97 Replies

I don't know how many of you guys heard about this in the news today, but today 4 women filed a suit against the Department of Defense over the rules that exclude women in combat. My college class…Continue

 

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Julian Ross replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"First, if you look at the etymology of the word, it was originally used tongue in cheek, because on its physically impossible to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, there's a huge mythos behind that concept anyway. And on a tangent, it's…"
1 hour ago
Julian Ross replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"You dont think that its pulling up bootstraps.  It's also access to resources, people being changing there outlook towards disenfranchised people and being more aware of other people.  I think the individual story is great, but its…"
15 hours ago
Julian Ross replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"Of course there were black businesses and a a "quasi" black ruling elite, my family still owns a ton of land in Louisiana an owned stores during the early 20th Century(as well as now). I could easily use the "bootstraps" analogy…"
18 hours ago
Julian Ross replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"Whats this metric your using to say so many people have pulled themselves by there bootstraps? By American standards the majority of the world still lives in poverty. People love to regail anecdotes of there great grandparents who came here with…"
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Julian Ross replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"You dont think it is a privilege in of itself to be conscious enough to be able to interpret the positives in your life? There of course are anecdotal stories of people pulling themselves by there bootstraps(even though this is a myth).  My…"
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Julian Ross replied to beardsworthy's discussion Manly Baby Names
"I believe George Carlin put it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8CrY_ZfFk"
Jan 31, 2013
Loki replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"I say let them fight but they have to be as physically fit as their male counterparts. I know in many fields (I am unsure of american military standards) such as the Canadian Forces the requirements for females are far less then a male.…"
Nov 30, 2012
The Dutch Dastard replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"Ohh, if I wasn't clear: the losing of the cycle might indeed be a good thing, definitely not bad! Saves those tampons for survival purposes right?"
Nov 30, 2012
Nick H replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"I remember reading a story from a Brit on the first line trenches in WWI talking about groups of soldiers gang raping other soldiers like prison gangs. "
Nov 30, 2012
Mike S. replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"As Shane pointed out, you have the shooters (infantry) and everyone else is there to ensure that the shooters have what they need to do their job effectively. Sometimes that means going out with them, sometimes it doesn't. With that said, just…"
Nov 29, 2012
Mike S. replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"You apparently haven't had to sit through Equal Opportunity training a jillion times a year."
Nov 29, 2012
Mike S. replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"Its also a 6 month cycle for the army (not that it changes anything, just wanted to clear that up)."
Nov 29, 2012
Liam Strain replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"This is a common argument for same sex education. My recollection, however, is that the data (by and large) doesn't bear this out. "
Nov 29, 2012
Penelope replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"And if you reject experimentation, and reject data from existing American co-ed units, and reject data from other cultures, you're locked into the status quo perpetually. You can never test a policy change completely before implementation,…"
Nov 29, 2012
Rick Shelton replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"We have women successfully working on the "Most Dangerous Two Acres", carrier flight decks."
Nov 29, 2012

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