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Should WOMEN ever be allowed to Fight among Men in instances where HAND TO HAND COMBAT may determine SURVIVAL ?

Asked By: Dollbaby Melissa - 12/12/2008
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THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED!!! Women are not allowed into combat for many reasons, an example is below, while they are being shot at and blown up, so weren't many in WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, etc....it is the nature of the beast that a mortar, artillery, sniper, IED, etc..will get someone who it is not intended for. As... More
Answered By: Eric S - 12/14/2008
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If they are tough enough to do it I don't see why not.
Answered By: Lurch - 12/12/2008
 
I think if they want to the should be able to. As long as they know what they're getting into.
Answered By: This Calls For A Sexy Party - 12/12/2008
 
no because the natural instinct of the male is to protect a female which would undermine the effectiveness of the troops she was fighting with
Answered By: Chop Suey - 12/12/2008
 
If survival were at stake I don't see why somebodies 92 year old grandmother might not take a stab at sombodies eye with a fountain pen.
Answered By: Rebbecca A - 12/12/2008
 
NO! They'll just be a distraction. Look at Jessica Lynch. She lived because she was hidden... More
Answered By: angryman1n - 12/12/2008
 
If you're talking about survival in a life-or-death context, then yes... More
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Answered By: Musicman812 - 12/12/2008
 
Yes Why not, If they are strong determined women, then why not. besides we are way smarter even if strength isn't on our side hehe
Answered By: danakay91 - 12/12/2008
 
If one's survival is at stake, who would say you can't fight?
Answered By: rph098 - 12/12/2008
 
No question - they should. If you are reduced to hand to hand combat to survive everyone better be there fighting.
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Answered By: Billy11B - 12/12/2008
 
I'd like some hand to gland combat with you!
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Answered By: Heathen - 12/12/2008
 
Probably a bad idea even though many are just as brave and can handle pain better than a man- childbirth. Its' the physical strength issue- look how many women cannot escape a r**e, although they can be trained to increase their odds significantly. Then there is the extreme likelihood of r**e after capture. Some young... More
Answered By: spudbites - 12/12/2008
 
Just thinking of the Canadian Forces and many others, including the UK forces and Israeli forces, sex is not a determination of abilities. The best people for the job are put into place. Males and females fight equally in all positions according to their training and abilities. So yes, the abilities make the person for... More
Answered By: Cadillac C - 12/12/2008
 
If they can do the job, then yes, if they can't, then NO! This goes for guys as well
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Answered By: Rawbert - 12/12/2008
 
I assume you mean be sent into a situation where H2H is possible... More
Answered By: Nikki - 12/12/2008
 
yeh sure, bt only if u can survive!
Answered By: skeith - 12/12/2008
 
I'd say no. If a terrorist country gets there hand on a female soldier then it would be much worse for them. Woman have a better chance of getten snatched by a terrorist. But I do think we should be taught the same stuff and all that. They might as well teach us to defend ourselves.
Answered By: Rose - 12/12/2008
 
No.
Answered By: Lu W - 12/12/2008
 
If women want equality and want to become trained killers just like the men.....sure, why not... More
Answered By: Weasel McWeasel - 12/13/2008
 
I think they should learn this not just for combat purposes only. But for real life also!
Answered By: Rick - 12/13/2008
 
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