Facebook Activity



Teen Ink on Twitter

Home > Forums > Teen Ink Forums > News & Issues > Women in the military

Teen Ink Forums

Lively discussions with other teens
   
Next thread » « Previous thread

Women in the military

Gryffindor posted this thread...
Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm

more like women on the front lines, but the U.S. government has passed a statement allowing women on the front lines. The only ones who still feel that women should not be a part of their divisions are the SEALs, Force Recon, and Pararescue.
 
Thought I'd share. :)

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

Women should be allowed on the front lines in general. Just like there are good male soldiers, but not all men are meant to be soldiers, there are good female soldiers, but not all women can do it either. It's also a bonus because sometimes men have a thing about harming women, and they would hesitate in battle, giving the female soldier an advantage. But I'm thinking now about that time of the month. Could you imagine that happening while you were standing in a swamp for hours on end. Or swimming through shark and mine field infested water. Talk about a bad day. Other then that inconvenience, and a female soldier still wants to be on the front lines, who can stop them? That is an honorable thing, fighting for your country, and should not be limited to one gender because of old societal ideas. Humans have enslaved people and destroyed civilizations and that kind of thing, they don't know anything, but survival, war, se.x, so I'm not gonna trust their judgment on the female gender. 

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
human6 replied...
Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

Yea, women get to join the American Terrorist Corp. I wonder if they'll get to help fascists take over some Latin American Republic or kill a bunch of Middle Easterners for oil. Or support the Israeli genocide of the Palistinians

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

I think that women should be allowed on the front lines and in combat positions.  Women have a different skill set, yess they're usaully not s strong as men, but they have other thngs to balance that out.  As longa sthe military doesn't lower it's standards for frontline positions I'm cool with it.  
And also rather excited, this means more jobs will be open to me when I enlist/become and officer. :-D  Yay!

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
RedsFan23This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm

As long as women have to meet the same physical standards as men, and those standards aren't dropped, then it is fine. Women are in general physically weaker then men- that's just the way it is. If a women is strong enough to pass the same physical tests as the men currently do, it's perfectly ok with me for them to fight in combat positions if they want.

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
Imaginedangerous replied...
Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I agree with RedsFan. Women should be able to do whatever job they want as long as they're physically capable. Although I do think combat positions would be a lot harder for a woman- like Sorla pointed out. (Or, more seriously, there was a letter in the newspaper today raising the problem of POWs. A captured woman is going to be in a lot more trouble than a man.) But if she wants to go for it, let her.

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
Gryffindor replied...
Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I only have a problem if the military lowers it qualifying standards. Physical requirements should be the same for both genders.

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
human6 replied...
Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Women were already on the front lines, the wars the US government is fighting have no front lines, so even if your official designation isn't combat, your going to fight.

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm

My second comment didn't go through. -_-
Well it pretty much said that I agree with y'all, standards shouldn't be lowered because women are allowed into offical combat positions and offical front line positions.

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread

Launch Teen Ink Chat
Site Feedback
Warning: Unknown: open(/var/lib/php5/sess_k38893rvbhl98d6g72ur4tcac7, O_RDWR) failed: No space left on device (28) in Unknown on line 0 Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/var/lib/php5) in Unknown on line 0