From: Brian D Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 13:21:59 MST
From: James Rogers <email@example.com>
>>On 1/16/02 10:37 AM, "Brian D Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The obvious solution as portrayed in the movie "Starship
>>Troopers" is to put everyone in together, no segration based on
>>gender, race, or sexual orientation.
>There are a few militaries in the world that have units that work
>exactly like that. In practice, this seems to work out MUCH
>better than the segregated forms, and both the men and women got
>used to a perfectly gender and orientation neutral military
>relatively quickly. The women in those units could clean the
>clocks of the women in the US military, as they were every bit the
>equal of their male counterparts in most things. With all due
>respect, and I may get flamed for this, most women in the US
>military are dead weight and would be better off removed. But I'd
>serve with the women in those foreign units any day. There are
>still some noticeable differences between men and women in the
>military (mostly cognitive), but most of the issues people
>complain about with respect to women in the military service
>vanish when the military becomes truly gender blind.
>I wish I could remember what the foreign unit was that we worked
>with that was integrated like that.
Aren't the Israelis organized this way.
>> Something I doubt the military or American society is ready for.
>This is an honest assessment. I wish it wasn't the case, but it
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