Would more women than men die in a close quarters conflict against an all male enemy?

Posted by: Kreakin

18 Total Votes

Yes, It more would have to do with body size and strength.

Men are typically larger, stronger, and better ale to put on muscle mass.
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No, not if they are trained peoperly.

6 votes

Women's lack of concentration, agility, and strength would outweigh any combat benefits of their gender.

1 vote

Yes, men will also be trained so the fight is not fair.

0 votes

Yes, but it does not matter, millions of men have died in wars, womens lives are no more valuable.

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ESocialBookworm says2014-04-06T10:36:43.0604086-05:00
There are someone women who are well physically built. Like me for example. With the proper training, we could take them. Plus, the men fighting will be less likely to want to harm women so it works both ways.
00r3d says2014-04-06T11:34:12.0732342-05:00
Few counter points: If you are in a combat situation, it is unlikely that you will be recognized as a female (helmet covering hair, large bulky equipment, and in my mind, close quarter combat is not in ideal light and primarily on reactions) Looking at the second picture, each of those guys could probably tear most people apart (me included). Its unlikely that an average female could put nearly that much mass (and by association strength) on. Im sure you can, with significant training, take one of those guys down. But with the same training, they would be that stronger, and capable of killing you.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-06T11:50:34.4722113-05:00
Still, there are women out there who can make significant warriors. Valid first point. If the women are trained from a young age though, and join the army: 1. There will be a larger number (though it's quality not quantity.) 2. There can be a larger number of skilled fighters. 3. We all know how aggressive and quick-to-defend-themselves we women are.
Kreakin says2014-04-06T17:49:00.3933171-05:00
I just can't imagine my sister or mother being conscripted to fight, even in these days of equality. This is what could happen if it is the norm to have women on the front line.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-06T17:50:14.7949932-05:00
Not all women would have to. Those who wanted to could.
00r3d says2014-04-06T17:57:43.5162696-05:00
I guess im like Kreakin i thinking. In a WWII setting, where training is fast, and battles are close, women would not fair well. There would not likely be sufficient time to train the women beyond a rifle and basic tactics. I think we could agree that with equal training, a male will win the majority of the time. Though, females may (on account of less physical strength) move tactfully and avoid possible situations.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-06T18:00:15.9136465-05:00
Oh, I understand if the war is close but I am thinking of like long-term training. Like having them being trained for a long time and then being put on the front line.
Kreakin says2014-04-06T18:02:08.9139685-05:00
In wartime it's not a choice unless you become a consciensous objector, then you get locked up.
Kreakin says2014-04-06T18:04:44.7111685-05:00
Took me too long to type on this tablet :-B
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-06T18:06:37.4140920-05:00
:/ I know how it is. I MUST write in full sentences and I'm using my sister's iPad. So you can imagine the typos and auto-corrections.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-07T18:51:33.0305209-05:00
Most women don't want to fight.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-07T18:53:17.0352963-05:00
If my country needed protection and an army, I would not mind defending it, if I had the proper training.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-07T18:55:56.1698762-05:00
You are an anomaly; usually any woman with the desire (or ability) to fight, grow strong, gain muscle, or overcome difficult challenges just to overcome them, has something more male about her brain.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-07T19:01:40.2458116-05:00
:p I have a weird brain. That has already been established... BTW, so what if I am willing to defend my country? And yes I do want muscles to defend myself. I'd rather be able to defend myself than be tiny and scrawny and easily taken advantage of. If having those qualities means I am "masculine," then fine. I'd rather be me and be "masculine" than go out shopping while innocent people go out to wars and need help.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-07T19:23:10.7435006-05:00
I know.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-07T19:33:44.4557462-05:00
Just putting this out there, although is don't fancy getting married and having kids, i am not gay!
abyteofbrain says2014-04-07T20:06:53.4328019-05:00
Same here, actually.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-07T20:37:19.6786026-05:00
Really? Interesting...

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