From: Sean Kenny (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 15:42:35 MST
On Wednesday 16 January 2002 7:58 pm, you wrote:
> 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.
The Israeli Military perhaps?
> > 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 is.
> -James Rogers
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