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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:28 AM

Congratulations Or Condolences?


anybody else have mixed feelings?
peace (still my answer) kp

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Reply Congratulations Or Condolences? (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #4
MineralMan Jan 2013 #5
riderinthestorm Jan 2013 #2
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #10
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #3
logosoco Jan 2013 #6
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #7
malthaussen Jan 2013 #8
quinnox Jan 2013 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:30 AM

1. I certainly don't want my girls sent off to battle.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:36 AM

4. Nor would I want my sons or nephews. n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:36 AM

5. I doubt that any parent wants to send any of their children

off to battle.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:32 AM

2. Nope. No mixed feelings for me. If a woman wants to do it, and can pass the tests, then allow it

While the military isn't the right answer for me and mine, I support those women who believe they are warriors. They deserve every opportunity to have the career they choose and be successful at it. Lifting restrictions that might inhibit their forward promotion is only natural at this point imho.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:58 AM

10. no mixed feelings for me either. Freedom is freedom.

When my daughter told me she was bisexual I was concerned because I know it is somewhat more complicated to protect yourself against sexual transmitted illnesses if two women are having sex than if a man and a woman are having sex. But I never for one second ever considered her freedom to be with another woman a bad thing. Freedom is freedom. Freedom is to be celebrated. Always.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:32 AM

3. No, because I think of it is a good, pro-choice decision.

Women can make that choice to volunteer to serve in the miitary and they will not face limits on their duty assignments or chance of advancement. (Especially for officiers, combat experience is critical in achieving high rank.)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:37 AM

6. Very mixed!!!

My kids are 22,21 and 18. My son (21)had to show he registered with the Selective Service to get grants for school. My daughters did/do not.
I don't like war and hope there is never a draft, but I guess for women to have "true equality", if men have to register, so do women.
Perhaps this is a good time to bring up the ERA again?
I would like to think that having more women in the military would make it more "peaceful", but I don't think it is what sex you are. Some women are more inclined to believe in military defense, and some men are not.
So I guess as a society we are breaking sexual stereotypes in that sense, but it would be nicer if we would evolve more toward peace and not war. That is asking a lot in a country where we spend so much on war.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:46 AM

7. Congratulations, is my thinking.

All this does is open the option for women to serve in combat if they qualify. In other words it levels the playing field for women in the military.

Women in the military sued for this right and it was awarded to them. That's a step toward true equality and a win for American women.

As an aside, the military is the last place I'd want any child of mine to make their career if the choice were mine.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:50 AM

8. From one form of victimization to another.

At least in combat, they can shoot back at some of their exploiters.

For officers, of course, this is critical, as without combat command on your resume, you're going nowhere. I mean, does anybody really *want* to be Chief Procurement Officer?

-- Mal

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:52 AM

9. the shell shock and gruesome horrors

 

And sights should do wonders for their family relationships and raising children. No issues there.

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