- 14-05-2012, 14:25 #71
Did the second one pass then? (Technically)!"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity"
— Abraham Lincoln
- 15-05-2012, 18:59 #72
Thank you for such a down to earth reply. Of course I understand everyone's opinion on women being in more infantry style frontline based roles, however, I think you're all being a tad bit unrealistic in the respect that women and men are different. Not all women and men are different, but yes the majority of women are. As for having a desire to challenge oneself, are you all telling me that when you first joined up you had no desire to do so? I think that would be quite naive to say you didn't. If we don't have drive and ambition where would we get in life? Yes the odds are against me being female but how does anybody know whether or not they can do something until they've done it? If I were male that wouldn't make a difference either. Just because i'm female it doesn't mean that I have zero interest in the job role, but yes, sadly it does mean I have to prove myself in order to even get to the stage to be considered as being serious about a job I actually want to do, this thread is living, breathing proof of that.
At the end of the day I think if you were told you weren't allowed to do what you do now or something that you have always wanted to do purely because of your gender you'd all be looking at it from a different perspective. I do feel you've all got the attitude of it being some male elitist club which surely is not what these units were designed for in the first place.
Please please please do not mistake my drive for wanting to pass a course just to say I did it, it's really not about that.
- 16-05-2012, 08:06 #73
Well, best of luck with the course and let us know how you got on once you have passed it.BARB - 150
Selection - A+ (asked to be DS)
Run time - 6.40
Job role - SAS, Para's, Marine's or INTEL
Phase 1 - Dont need to do it, promoted instantly to Brigadier
- 18-05-2012, 11:08 #74
Yukikashima, listen. It is not about opinions, it is not about bigoted views, it is not about attitudes to women/men in certain roles. It is all about reality and the rules laid down by Mother Nature. Talk to those who have the experience and have done the job for real in genuinely hostile environments. On some of the more arduous taskings, ask them if they would have been happy to have taken a female patrol member with them and the reasons for their answer.
It is good to have aspirations and genuinely well done for setting yourself such high targets but don't see the Patrols course as just a feather in your cap and a 'nice to have'.Dry 'em, Princess.
- 20-05-2012, 22:48 #75
I think we're going to have to agree to disagree and if you read my previous posts you'd realise I don't view it as a 'feather in my cap". But thank you for your input and words of encouragement guys.
- 21-05-2012, 16:08 #76
I would have loved a Doris in my partol...especially when the dogs were after us. Send her one way and the rest of us the other......
No prizes for guessing which way the dogs would go. Especially if it was 'that' time of the month.
Ever wondered why a dog on its first meeting with a woman shoves its nose in thier crutch??? And no the answer isnt...'Because they can!'......"Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don't in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide."
- Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
- 21-05-2012, 17:31 #77
Alright sweet pea! Ever heard of Medroxyprogesterone acetate? No? Look it up!!!! And come on dogs sniff anyones crotch!!!!!
- 25-05-2012, 08:34 #78
- Join Date
- Jul 2003
This is getting boring now.'Military procurement is corrupt'
- 23-06-2012, 09:15 #79
- Join Date
- Feb 2012
This isn't a bite. As a dirty, stibking matelot, if i pass the course, do the two years and want to stay.... Could I transfer? Would I have to do phase 1 even though I would have been with them two years?