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Home Front: Politix
Survey: 17 percent of Marines would leave with women in combat
2013-02-03
A Marine Corps survey found about 17 percent of male Marine respondents said they would likely leave the Corps if women move into combat positions.

That number jumped to 22 percent if women are assigned involuntarily to those jobs, according to the survey.

Male Marines also listed among their top concerns fears about being falsely accused of sexual harassment or assault, fraternization or some Marines getting preferential treatment. They also worried women would be limited because of pregnancy or personal issues that could affect the unit before they are sent to the battlefield.

Results of the survey of 53,000 Marines were released to The Associated Press on Friday.

The survey was conducted last summer and the results were given to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta before he opened thousands of combat jobs to female service members last week.

Both sexes surveyed mentioned intimate relationships between Marines and feeling obligated to protect female Marines among their top five concerns about allowing women into ground combat jobs.

Women Marines listed among their top three concerns enemies targeting women as POWs, the risk of sexual harassment or assault and hygiene requirements, according to the results which did not given specifics.
Posted by:tipper

#10  And 50-60% where going to leave after we let teh gheys come out of the closet...
Posted by: 11A5S   2013-02-03 23:10  

#9  Ahhh yes, OWG + Soccer - what could possibly go wrong when Rational Countries, Govts + Societies, play Soccer agz one another???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-02-03 19:46  

#8  This is a differing opinion worth reading.
Posted by: Deacon Blues   2013-02-03 16:33  

#7  Social engineering. Of course the big push is to neuter the military. That is the agenda here. They are the last bastion of values in this country.
Posted by: Alaska Paul   2013-02-03 14:00  

#6  Somethings wrong here. 17% is lower than the usual bitch & moan loss rate? I sense retention might wax.... as it were.... :)
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-03 12:51  

#5  I'm with you, #2 Besoeker.

We should also boycott basketball (I think it's basketball, and maybe football, too), since they're so obviously racist. (Don't believe me? What's the percentage of Asians, American Indians, and Hispanics compared to Blacks on the teams?)
Posted by: Barbara   2013-02-03 11:14  

#4  How many of the Female Marines would leave?
Posted by: airandee   2013-02-03 09:08  

#3  Bwwwwaahhhhhh, the Superbowl is sexist and racist? Who would have thought? With a sample of 53,000, that has to be statistically significant.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-02-03 08:14  

#2  I for one think we should boycott today's Superbowl! What better way to protest the lack of female inclusion on the playing field and in the NFL.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-03 07:17  

#1  So, the plan works out as its authors expected?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-02-03 05:16  

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