I hope it is a manipulated poll because that just sucks!
I doubt it , probably votes by people who will not have to themselves , kind of like the polls that show dumbass Americans supporting higher taxes for the "rich" , so stupid they forgot that is who employs them.......
Originally Posted by RickyJ
Hell ya I support women in combat. If feminists are going to demand equality, then let them have real equality.
But no, I don't support the wars.
Originally Posted by oyarde
You got it...I hate how these polls are always presented as "Americans want/believe, etc", based on some poll of 500 people, or less. Get the fuckouttahere with that shit.
How the fuck can you oppose letting women fight? Aren't libertarians supposed to believe in equality and judging people as individuals? Either you opposite it because you think women wouldn't be good at it, which is not judging people as individuals, or you think that for some reason a women's life is more valuable than a man's. Sexist either way
Originally Posted by RandRevolution
Accepting the known biological truth about the differences between men and women and their suitability and effectiveness for front line combat is not sexist, it is fact. Judging one individual female's suitability from a group of females, will not change that. There are a plethora of medical and biological reasons that make men more suitable for combat, not to mention the additional burden (financial and combat effectiveness) on a unit or the armed services there would be caring for these medical issues.
I would say that from a biological perspective and a cultural perspective as well that, generally, a woman's life is more valuable than a man's. I don't see a lot of guys bringing a baby to terms and breastfeeding it. Meanwhile, women have a limited supply of eggs which are relatively valuable when compared with the sea of sperm men produce(compare approximately 400 to 400 billion over a lifetime.
History is full of examples of wars waged to deal with a large population of unmarriable men. Examples of Women fighting in combat was far more rare and usually out of necessity, not springing from gender equality.
Last edited by pacodever; 02-01-2013 at 10:23 AM.