Posted: Nov 17, 2014 10:18 am
by Nicko
TMB wrote:Despite the less personal nature of combat in modern wars, there is still plenty confronting ugliness in war, I just dont think women will take the combat aspect in any numbers.

My impression, from the article I just posted and other sources, is that the primary obstacle to women qualifying for front-line combat positions is more a purely physical matter of being able to move themselves over distance X, in time Y, carrying load Z.

The "confronting ugliness" of war is a very real concern that affects the psychological survival of any troops exposed to combat*; it's not something that having a penis helps you deal with.

* Particularly given the massive increase in the frequency of combat that active troops have seen over the last century, combined with the added stress of seeking an implacable enemy hidden within a civilian population.