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Why are some MOS combat jobs in the military restricted from women? What Im meaning is why aren't women?

allowed in these jobs? Is their a great amount of women soldiers that go into combat like the marines for example or is it restricted for women? Do women in the military face gender discrimination in some jobs in the military? Please if you answer answer all my questions. Any advice is dually appreciated.

Asked By: Unknown - 2/8/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Gender discrimination is everywhere, against both men and women, civilian and military... More
Answered By: stnewton09 - 2/8/2009
Additional Answers (11)
I don't really know why they aren't allowed, but ALL combat jobs are off limits to women
Answered By: Common Sense - 2/8/2009
 
Congress says so. It probably won't change anytime soon. The main reason is because your average women can't meet the physical requirements for those jobs. Some women can (such as some triathletes) but not enough to justify opening them up to women with what would probably be a high washout rate.
Answered By: AD - 2/8/2009
 
I dont see the reson for limiting women to light work. Pulling the trigger of a gun dont take great strength. Nor does pressing a button or typing in coordinates for missles. People get out what they put into the military. Politically COrrect Society is retarding our armed forces.
Answered By: racingdiego@sbcglobal.net - 2/8/2009
 
I was Navy, the only discrimination in jobs there are "No women in submarine ratings." And it's that way because submarines are not set up to accommodate men and women living together... More
Answered By: charcoalrocknroll - 2/8/2009
 
All combat related jobs are off limits to women because America's grunts are all brave warriors who can kill another human being but can't handle being around a tampon.
Answered By: bigbadbutch88 - 2/8/2009
 
Because they distract the men. Nothing against women, but when you're stuck in the desert with a 500:1 man/woman ratio, things get a little weird. If there are no women, they can just break out the girly books and accept that there are no women. But if there's even a chance...
Answered By: Question G - 2/8/2009
 
Historically, women were shielded from jobs more likely to see combat (infantry, scouts, artillery, etc) because of the options our enemy may exploit with a female prisoner of war. Today, it is less evident because the terrorist can strike anywhere. Cooks, nurses, admin clerks, mechanics, etc are all targets for... More
Answered By: huzz69 - 2/8/2009
 
Because some countries find it offensive and if a woman is caught they will r**e her. It has nothing to do with gender discrimination, but protecting our woman from what our enemies would do if she was captured.
Answered By: Patrick C - 2/8/2009
 
Women are more sensitive than men... More
Answered By: dlidstrom - 2/8/2009
 
Historically, the combat jobs were men jobs...the women were used as nurses or whatever... More
Answered By: doxidude - 2/8/2009
 
well part of it is physical Reg's (the average infantryman carries i believe 50 pounds of gear) and the second is that studies have shown that while women may be more careful thinkers males or quicker to act on visual stimuli rather thinking what say i flash of light could be (sniper scope reflection or possibly... More
Answered By: devin s - 2/8/2009
 
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