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Subject: Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??
Herc the Merc    5/16/2005 7:21:45 PM
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PeregrinePike    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/20/2005 11:53:46 AM
I suppose they could.... and probably do it too in certain cases. Many revolutionaries especially prefer them to men for such work, so there must be some who are actually better at it.
 
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Bluewings    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/20/2005 7:22:09 PM
THAT is a VERY touchy subject ... As a ex Sniper and as a FrenchMan ~and Women lover~ , I get a wee bit nervous when someone ask a woman to kill . Women shoudn 't take lives and anyway , they don 't do it properly ~if I may say !!~ . Many Olympic Champions in shooting are females (Danemark , Finland , Sueden , France , ...) but they shoot on lifeless TARGETS . 99% of women are not capable to press the trigger when looking at a human head through the scope . It is an ... non-animal thing . Women Snipers in the Forces is a sin . And they could be unreliable ;-) Cheers .
 
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Nichevo    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/20/2005 9:05:14 PM
Uh, Bond won that match, didn't he? It is said that in basic, women can be better students than men because thay have no bad habits to unlear and are more likely to listen. OTOH, women are not typically socialized for killing in cold blood. Thank Heaven. Now if there were a drug that induced combat PMS...
 
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FSV    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/21/2005 6:47:14 AM
During WW II the Soviets used female snipers, with very good results!! While deployed to Oman, I was taken to task, by an Arabian Officer, about the US military allowing females in the services. I informed him that there 4 types of American females that he did not want to be on the 'wrong end' of a gun from: 1. Females from the 'South' (Confederate States) or the "poor" side of any town/city, who will shoot/knife any male just to teach him a "lesson" (for reasons not understood by any male). 2. Any female from the "Plain" or "Western" states. As they come from a female 'stock' that taught the Native American males that atacking the female's homestead was a 'losing' proposition, unless the plunder was worth a 40% casualty rate. 3. Any Woman Marine, as they would shoot any male just for "S**ts & Grins".
 
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AussieEngineer    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/21/2005 7:18:37 AM
My personal view point aside, I don't see why you couldn't train a women to kill just as ruthlessly as a man. The two big issues I see with women in the infantry type roles are, first they don't have the upper body strength of men and second is men reacting in a bad way to women in combat situations.
 
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Bluewings    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/21/2005 7:15:59 PM
I do not know if I could kill a woman , unless she 's the OPFOR Sniper ... I prefer not to think about it ... Cheers .
 
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Jewe377    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/21/2005 8:10:39 PM
Females tend to be better shots than males so probably yes. The female meekness is a chauvinistic myth as females of all(most?) mammal species have a stronger killer instinct than males. this is due to their maternal instinct(I'm not kidding here this has been proven in scientific and antropological studies, females are also more agressiv than most males once you block the effect of testosterone for both sexes). Females do tend to vent their agressions verbally and covertly rather than overtly and directly physical(in most cases), but this has proven to be more of a cultural trait rather than a gender specific trait(females are very aware of their lesser body mass). The army just have to exploit those natural tendancies and voila, femal sniper from hell!
 
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AussieEngineer    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   5/21/2005 8:50:47 PM
Like bluewings though, I would prefer them not to be snipers
 
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Thomas    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts?? Jewe377   5/23/2005 6:07:16 AM
I'm with You all the way on this one: The best shot I've seen/known was a senior NCO when I was private: a sturdy, nice and softspoken woman/mother. At the annual marksmanship competition for the Home Guard someone once hazed her for being WAC. Something they shouldn't have said, as she was an observer in the Home Guard Air Force. She got very annoyed, thus icecold and steady: She humiliated the menfolk on range - a serious variant of: "If look could kill!" Her's could.
 
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jastayme3    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   10/5/2005 10:16:04 PM
Actually I tend to agree with Bluewings. And yes that is old-fasioned: it doesn't mean it is wrong. Their should be some segments of society that are separated from war. And by the way the fact that Russians did it does not prove anything. They were desperate-and do we really want to look to commies as an example?
 
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