Vasily Krysov wrote:So uh, nice one I guess...? Coming into a thread about this to basically drive by post your opinion about women in combat. Check your privilege mate. This is about the crap attitudes held by male members of their female colleagues which has a toxic effect upon organization and force capability.
Also, and uh..How well would a women hold up in some of the hellish conditions combat took place in during WWII for example?
Are some famous examples you might want to consider.
If you read Russian memoirs of the Great Patriotic War, you'll find that a common figure is the female combat medic. In nearly every case, they are recalled to be extremely brave and courageous. Going out to rescue wounded comrades in the middle of no-man's (heh) land despite all the men around them saying "too dangerous", and succeeding too! Other tales include that of the "Night Witches" It is known that in the Siege of Stalingrad, when the Nazi's were first breaking into the city AA gun crews (majority women) certainly did not run away from their positions. Even when under tank attack they depressed their guns and kept shooting until knocked out by enemy fire.
Check my privilege??? What is that nonsense? I am well aware of the many acts of bravery by women on the battlefield or in supporting roles. I am not questioning their courage or motivation or ability to do any number of roles. I'm just saying that all combat roles shouldn't be necessarily offered to female soldiers. We cannot allow any sort of standards to be lowered either. Nobody will admit this but in today's politically correct culture standards are adjusted all too often.
No I was not aware of this sex scandal issue and that provides some context for the General's statements. They'd do well to highlight the importance of information security as well. Ignoring the obvious moral implications of their group for the moment, one should expect an officer to not be so stupid with emails.
I have no idea how things are in the Australian military but in the US military political correctness BS has gotten way out of hand. Hell, upper leadership has gotten way too politicized and spineless to begin with. I initially thought this was just another example of that trend.
Are you being sarcastic or what here?