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Protagoras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 09:48 AM
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11. The military is full of KIDS who aren't all that bright
of both sexes...there's a BIG reason why we recruit at 18...we don't want people who think things through. We do, however, expect their LEADERS to be a bit brighter in order to CONTROL the behavior of these lunkheads.

That being said...doesn't much matter to me how stupid, misled, or delusional the person (woman or not) is when they join the military, that still doesn't IN ANY WAY excuse their brothers-in-arms from treating them with no respect, harassing them, or violating basic ethics and LAWS. Young men may, on the average, live in a world of testosterone, but that in no way justifies us turning a blind eye to their terrible behavior. Excusing cretinism doesn't make it OK, it makes it worse there...and it makes it worse when they come back HERE. After all, if they aren't required to be controlled and disciplined in the barracks, why should they exhibit any humanity anywhere else?

just my opinion.
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  -Women at war: Sexual combat Rose Siding  Mar-07-05 08:36 AM   #0 
  - Any woman who joins the military and doesn't expect to get "hit on"  Toots   Mar-07-05 08:46 AM   #1 
  - This isn't about just getting "hit on"  Rose Siding   Mar-07-05 08:52 AM   #2 
  - Nice... I guess us women in male-dominated professions should just  Misunderestimator   Mar-07-05 08:53 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, that's a pretty assholish comment.  Vash the Stampede   Mar-07-05 08:56 AM   #5 
  - maybe we need a new model of what a military man is all about...  cap   Mar-07-05 08:59 AM   #6 
  - "teenage or early twenties 'boys'"?  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 09:05 AM   #8 
  - perhaps should have added "mentality of" as a prefix eom  RaRa   Mar-07-05 01:12 PM   #33 
  - The military is full of KIDS who aren't all that bright  Protagoras   Mar-07-05 09:48 AM   #11 
  - Tell the TRUTH in plain language, Protagoras  Karenina   Mar-07-05 10:38 AM   #14 
  - And yet, if men end up being the only ones drafted, they'll whine  nothingshocksmeanymore   Mar-07-05 10:23 AM   #13 
  - Solution: Draft women only.  TahitiNut   Mar-07-05 10:58 AM   #18 
  - Men in the military are supposed to act like disciplined  madison2000   Mar-07-05 11:12 AM   #20 
  - That would eliminate 75-90% of those serving.  TahitiNut   Mar-07-05 11:15 AM   #22 
     - I think a lot of military men would disagree with that  madison2000   Mar-07-05 11:28 AM   #25 
        - Newsflash: "Military men" think highly of themselves.  TahitiNut   Mar-07-05 11:45 AM   #28 
  - Yah cos its too damn much to expect boys to show  Vladimir   Mar-07-05 11:16 AM   #23 
  - She should carry a razor on her and learn how to use it  SemperEadem   Mar-07-05 01:58 PM   #38 
  - Saddening, but not surprising. n/t  Coventina   Mar-07-05 08:55 AM   #4 
  - Agreed  Lithos   Mar-07-05 09:03 AM   #7 
  - I went to a military high school and during summers we went...  Crankie Avalon   Mar-07-05 09:07 AM   #9 
  - I'm an ex-marine.  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 09:14 AM   #10 
     - My oldest son was at Ft Benning  Mari333   Mar-07-05 09:51 AM   #12 
        - Civilians are pond scum. Gays and women (who don't cooperate) are less.  TahitiNut   Mar-07-05 11:08 AM   #19 
        - It is reversible for those who can actually think for themselves.  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 11:32 AM   #26 
        - What you say is true  atreides1   Mar-07-05 02:15 PM   #39 
        - Thank you.  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 11:26 AM   #24 
  - Yeah, one more reason I should support the MALE TROOPS!  Ripley   Mar-07-05 10:44 AM   #15 
  - the military condones this behavior or it would not happen.  gatlingforme   Mar-07-05 10:52 AM   #16 
  - Yep. And some actually reward it.  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 11:33 AM   #27 
  - The barbarity  AtTheEndOfTheDay   Mar-07-05 10:55 AM   #17 
  - I'm shocked  Vladimir   Mar-07-05 11:13 AM   #21 
  - remember that story about a month ago which generated a 200-post  Blue_Tires   Mar-07-05 12:14 PM   #29 
  - Drat, I wish I would have seen that post.  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 12:24 PM   #30 
     - you can search for it in the archives  Blue_Tires   Mar-07-05 01:07 PM   #32 
        - Looked up mentioned thread when I got home.  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 07:48 PM   #40 
  - Need more women in the military so they will protect one another, better.  w4rma   Mar-07-05 01:03 PM   #31 
  - The higher ranking women I ran across  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 01:44 PM   #36 
  - if this were any civilian group,  Damien   Mar-07-05 01:29 PM   #34 
  - You really have to be pretty dumb  Senior citizen   Mar-07-05 01:33 PM   #35 
     - Yes, if they keep giving us rifles and pissing us off,  beam me up scottie   Mar-07-05 01:51 PM   #37 

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