Homemade trawler eh? Rather be there than here - color me envious! Be safe
I had to look back to see what you were talking about. You're hanging with the wrong people :). I do a fair amount of volunteer work, amongst alot of people, and there are always political discussions. Rarely have I heard a racist remark from black or white. Having said that, there are racists on both sides. You want to see what racist really sounds like, on both sides, go read the Memphis Commercial Appeal. One doesn't have to be white to be racist.
You are one of the few rational minds on here anymore. I think I'm going to take another break for a while and let the children and whackos of all stripes have it. Stay safe! And I enjoy conversing with you as well.
"Your problem is shared by many other silly and stupid men, who think that a woman evacuating her bladder or bowels is an open invitation for sex."
Geez Al. That's just sick
It depends on what you call a "combat role". Even in the Israel IDF, often held up as the model, there are no female infantry (except maybe in one specialized drug busting unit). Women have been in "combat roles" for a long time - pilots, convoy drivers and escorts, door gunners. The contention revolves around the front line infantry and special operations. As my neighbor, a 3 tour veteran, put it: "Returning fire from a fleeing convoy is not the same as turning into the teeth of the enemy to maneuver and destroy packing a hundred pounds of gear and ammo in 120 degree heat."
While the decision is the politically correct one, I'm not holding my breathe waiting for a woman to successfully make 11B. You never know, as PC fu has been strong before. If they "normalize" the physical requirements, they may have a revolt on their hands - or the body count will increase rapidly.
If one should successfully complete the course, more power to her.
I liked G.I. Jane too
If you're really lucky, all those "bigoted, misogynistic, elitist, rich, old white men" will move to very clean and neat Austria where they're more than twice as likely to commit suicide. Then they'll be out of the way and bright young whippersnappers like you and easy can correct all the evils they foisted on humanity.
You would think if they can meet the PULHES and strength criteria of Army 11B and 11C for example, which are substantial, they would be good to go. There are differing opinions even in the services.
One Marines' opinion
Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal
Capt Katie Petronio
Yes they do. Regardless, if and until it changes, that's the interpretation.
SOME of heir definitions are bizarre and unacceptable to SOME people.
"Whatever a "well regulated militia" meant to the original colonies has no meaning whatsoever for us today.
What it means for us today is what the Supreme Court says it means:
"Finally, the adjective “well-regulated” implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training"
"Certainly, in the past, everyone understood that they had a right to travel on public roads. The government has worked hard to take this right away and turn it into a privilege. "