Might Gays Be Better Soldiers?

  • titus8229

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    Dec 19, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    An interesting article I came across today. According the them the data is academic and replicable.

    http://www.good.is/post/how-the-repeal-of-don-t-ask-don-t-tell-could-make-our-military-more-intellectual/
  • DCEric

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    Dec 19, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    Now with clickable goodness.

    /and the use of that picture really pisses me off. Only in Europe North America and Australia/New Zealand does holding hands imply a sexual relationship.
    //and the article really doesn't seem intelligent.
    ///slashies!
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    Dec 19, 2010 4:36 PM GMT
    Of course we make better soldiers; all this pent up rage againts bigotry we've endured over the years, we'll cut them bitches! icon_mad.gif
  • titus8229

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    Dec 19, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    DCEric saidNow with clickable goodness.

    /and the use of that picture really pisses me off. Only in Europe North America and Australia/New Zealand does holding hands imply a sexual relationship.
    //and the article really doesn't seem intelligent.
    ///slashies!


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    Dec 19, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    An intellectual army?

    That sounds like trouble... Before you know it all those troops will actually understand all those wars they're fighting are bogus, and you'd have a mutiny on your hands.
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    Dec 19, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    Ponder this, as well...

    You KNOW there are some cretins out there who now will NOT enlist, because of the repeal of DADT. You also know that the vast preponderance of people who would exhibit that kind of behavior aren't exactly the brightest bulbs on the tree, if you catch my holiday drift.

    Mightn't ANOTHER benefit of repeal be an uptick in the average intelligence of our fighting forces?
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    Dec 19, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    The Sacred Band of Thebes is usually considered as the prime example of how the Ancient greek army used homoerotic or homosexual relationships between soldiers in a troop to boost the fighting spirit of their militaries, or so it is believed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_Band_of_Thebes

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_the_militaries_of_ancient_Greece

    Kind of Ironic the only gay army was vanquished by Alexander... the famed bisexual and successful world conquerer whose true love was also his lifelong best friend and sparring partner

    That alone seems to speak in FAVOR of gay soldiers...

    Though wiki is not a reliable source... it is interesting to hear of it (homosexuality in soldiers) being employed
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    Dec 19, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidAn intellectual army?

    That sounds like trouble... Before you know it all those troops will actually understand all those wars they're fighting are bogus, and you'd have a mutiny on your hands.


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    Dec 20, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    no, but they certainly make better hair dressers. haaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy guuuuuurrrrrrlllllll.
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    Dec 20, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    The insinuation that gays are more intelligent than straight soldiers is bout as useful as saying we're also all better fashionistas, decorators and can arrange flowers.

    Gross overgeneralizations/stereotypes are intellectually lazy, and so was the premise of this article.
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    Dec 20, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    I think there is an element of truth to the notion that gays and lesbians make "better" soldiers for the simple reason that all our lives, we've been told we're second class citizens.

    During my ten years in uniform, I knew a lot of gay men and a few lesbians who were constantly scoring higher than their peers on fitness and promotion tests. I don't think that's because we were necessarily smarter, I think it has to do with our desire to be seen as equals and "just as good" as the next soldier. We put more effort into our careers because we had something to prove.

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    Dec 20, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    MeOhMy said
    Tazo995 saidAn intellectual army?

    That sounds like trouble... Before you know it all those troops will actually understand all those wars they're fighting are bogus, and you'd have a mutiny on your hands.


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    And ANDREW, how are you?!