Ya know, if this changes in the next couple of years, I might sign up…
But I fucking hate it when someone takes up the charge to keep women out of frontline combat units. The fact that this is actual policy is the reason why I didn’t join up in the first place, and thankfully, this little skirmish is changing that fact, and I hope the military soon changes its policy to reflect it.
women are in the front line units. They just can’t be officially in a “combat Arms” MOS. There are about 20 women attatched to my Battalion, and I guarantee you, if we deploy, they’ll all see combat.
That’s why I’m saying that I hope this little skirmmish changes the “official” rules. I hate having my choice professions x-ed off because of my gender.
I honestly wonder why you would want to join a combat arms MOS…. it seems like 99% of the guys that get into those jobs are the people you have utter contempt for in your civilian life. You’d probably want to kill them all, much like I do.
I’ve spent too much time developing my own level of testosterone. Being in an MOS that coddles me would piss me off all the same.
I played hockey with the same type of guys. They left me alone after they realized that I’d nail their ass to the sideboard in a heartbeat during gauntlet runs.
Besides, I’ve always been one of the boys, and I can’t stand being treated like a girl for too long.
I’d have to say you’re one of the finest “one of the boys” I’ve met.
go for it if you get the chance.
I’ve still got several years, so if they change things, I might. Though, it’d be hard having to settle for the Army over the Marines. 😉
so be it.