Should Women Be Able to Participate in GROUND Combat Roles?
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Now, where were we. the combat effectiveness of a team member means everything. The efficiency of which you can kill, of which you can think, of which you can have those around yours backs means the difference between life and death in a combat scenario for not only you, but those you work with. KEY POINT. Being in combat involves more than just you! now, science we have stated that women are not as physically capable as men, then why should they be allowed in combat zones when they are inhibited from doing their job to the specifications needed? let me ask you something, if I was a marine, and you were a female soldier who wants to come into my unit (we have already established that women have physical disadvantage in combat and therefore do not belong) does your self proclaimed right of combat roles supersede MY RIGHT to have the best chances of coming home and seeing my wife, my kids, maybe even my family.
This was my basic argument, an outline for what is to come in later rounds.
Now, I am assuming you know the hormones estrogen and testosterone. While men have higher T levels than E levels, which prompts muscle growth and other things, women have higher E levels. We can also confirm that the skeletal structure of a woman is not a sturdy as a mans. Now, Estrogen, the hormone that the female gonads secrete, is key in reproduction. why? because it make bones more soft malleable, and causes women to menstruate (period). now when you add previous mentioned facts + weaker bones + 180lbs plus of gear + combat scenario + periods + treacherous terrain = not good.
My next point will go into a woman's hygiene, and why getting a woman the supplies she needs for basic body maintenance is more expensive and complicated for military commanders than it would be for a man.
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Con has forfeited a round, so i should be awarded the points.
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Vote Placed by MrVan 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I feel like Con ignored Pro's points concerning where women generally excel and could benefit forces on the ground. Con, though well mannered, showed poor conduct by not completing round four.
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