Congressman Trent Franks: Penis Should be Required for Military Combat Jobs

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Congressman Trent Franks
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks has a message for subscribers of "radical feminism": you need a penis to serve in military combat roles (cue the feminist outrage).

Franks penned an article for Roll Call last week, in which he argues that gender differences between men and women should keep the ladies off the front lines.

"As much as some feminists may begrudge biology for undermining their arguments, the fact remains that men and women are different," Franks writes. "It may surprise some of these feminists to learn, for example, that women can get pregnant while men, it turns out, cannot."

Badop-ching!

Franks cites pregnancy rates on two Naval ships after they returned home from the Gulf War as proof that soldiers are getting busy while they should be fighting. He says mixing the genders in combat situations "further complicates the situation by providing one more component that can negatively affect morale."

"Consider the examples of the USS Acadia and USS Yellowstone during the Gulf War," he writes. "The Acadia was especially notable for having a high percentage of women aboard (about one-third of the crew). When the ship returned home from service, 36 female crew members (1 out of 10 women aboard the ship) were pregnant. Likewise, the Yellowstone returned with 20 pregnant crew members."

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Franks goes on to say the physical differences between men and women could create a lower standard for the physical requirements of combat troops because women -- biologically -- aren't as strong, or as fast, as men. 

"It simply isn't expected that a female soldier should be able to move as fast or carry as much weight (consider that combat gear can weigh 50 to 100 pounds) as her male counterparts. Not based on sexism, but based on decades of results, the tests assume that such parity is not the case," he says.

Unlike his draconian stance on gay marriage, Franks may have a point here -- much to the dismay of "radical" feminists, we're sure.

See Franks' column here.  


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Mistalee
Mistalee

I think more important than having gays in the military, and having women in the military, is getting as many people out of the military as possible. Time to quit playing bully to the world. We don't need a thousand overseas bases, and we don't need to export our political and economic systems to people who don't want them. 

Guest
Guest

How would many of you macho men like Franks would like to face a heavily armed woman with PMS? But seriously, I think women should be able to do any military job which they are physically and psychologically capable of doing.

Theodore Bilbo
Theodore Bilbo

Franks is a typical chickenhawk.  He is a nut job.  And an example why poor, uneducated, white, old voters blindly vote for the conservative republinut, no matter how nutty they are.  Welcome to Arizona.  We make Mississippi look smart.

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

Has this asshole ever even been in the military? He has no idea what he talking about (as usual). I served on the ground, in a combat zone, with a unit (403rd Combat Support Hospital) that was comprised almost equally of men and women. I know for a fact that women can do the job. In fact it was my experience that the women actually held up emotionally better then many of the male solders in the unit.  As a male soldier, I am proud to have served with ALL of the members of my unit. We all worked to complete the mission that was assigned us, and we did it with distinction and honor.

You Trent Franks have done a disservice and shown utter disrespect for my fellow soldiers.

If you had any honor you would apologize and resign. You do not deserve the position you hold and you bring disgrace to my state of Arizona, the United States of America, and to yourself.   

helentroy4
helentroy4

Thank you for your post. My niece, who I mentioned earlier who was in Afghanistan for almost two years, fought alongside her fellow combat soldiers male and female. Survived bombings at the base she was located at and was assigned to the helicopter crew who removed dead and severely injured soldiers. Both male and female. The things she saw still haunt her deeply but she held up very well while there and was promoted several times for her valor and her contribution to the war effort.

When Franks says something like this, he is saying basically DON'T support the troops because the troops now include women and men. These wars are very different from what he may have read about in his Texas-approved history books. Men and women ARE in combat together.

Why is it that these fucking Rethuglians figure that women are the new easy target is beyond me.

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

Your welcome. I have always been a registered independent and have never  belonged to ether party. I have voted for Republicans in the past, but have never bought into the line that Republicans support the military. Military contractors that line their pockets with cash, yes, the soldiers on the ground and veterans, not so much.

Now that the Republicans embrace and support people like Franks, Russel Pearce, and what ever other bottom feeders they can find, they have lost me.

Clarity
Clarity

What he is actually saying is, "I have no penis and this new law would help me avoid the draft!".

Ross
Ross

Thanks for the photo of Franks showing the length of his.

helentroy4
helentroy4

My niece just returned from Afghanistan. A six foot 1" marine. She could wipe the floor with this asshole Franks. She was there for almost two years doing things that Franks could never stomach in a million years.

And I'd bet that even without a penis, she could out distance Franks when it comes to peeing. I'm looking at his right hand and how he's pressing his thumb and finger together. Maybe he needs to spread them apart, jerk off, and relax.

Johnwphx
Johnwphx

So he's out looking for penis, huh.  Hmmmmm...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I'm guessing that Trent's only "combat experience", was his days singing show tunes and dancing, on a USO tour in Germany....

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I'm betting that Trent got beat up by his younger sister and has nightmares to this day about women being better than "men" like him.

Gumbuya
Gumbuya

Trent needs to shut his fucking mouth when it comes to talk about the military and things he knows nothing about. Its high time he gets back to dealing out the ass kicking on illegal aliens, stopping drugs. And Trent, get a fucking clue old boy......most military chicks can put a whooping on YOUR ass that will leave you with a D behind your name.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

So where did the Hon.Trent Franks serve? I mean in military service...

Ms Info
Ms Info

Of course, Franks didn't serve. He doesn't have a penis.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

At the age when most of us would have been in college or in the military Mr. Franks was operating a drilling rig in Texas. His biography shows no mention of any military service or training. Thus, he is apparently an expert on military readiness.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Yeah, Tommy we should all defer to the hon. Trent Frank's Stonewall Jackson-like military expertise and genius. How could we ever doubt him????

I have a co-worker whose daughter (one of them "Mesicans" from Douglas) is a bosun's mate on a destroyer home-ported in San Diego. She not only pulls her weight, she has been promoted on merit and received recognition from supervising officers and petty officers for her dedication and hard work. If the balloon ever goes up, that ship and its crew of men and women will do their jobs well. I was in combat arms for seven of my eight years of military service (infantry and field artillery) and it wouldn't bother me if the person to my left or right was a man or woman - as long as he or she did the job well.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

There ya go, Mike, thinking logically and outside the Arizona Republican bubble.... evaluating the INDIVIDUAL by ability, instead of gender or race... There is no telling what the bozo Trent will come up with next.

Sumtinindawater
Sumtinindawater

And while we're at it, let's make having at least one working brain cell as a mandatory for running for any political office.

helentroy4
helentroy4

Aw, he didn't mention menstruation. Chickenshit Franks.

Jason
Jason

Why the hell am I paying this fool?

What does a person's anatomy have to do with their ability to serve?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I heard the same arguments about female police officers when they first started being hired. The only problem I ever had with a female officer was when we were wrestling a suspect and her damn fingernail put a half inch slit in the back of my hand. We talked after the arrest and she was kind enough to trim her daggers. I know of many ladies I would trust in combat situations... Mr. Franks, in my opinion, is pretty much a clone of mr. pearce. Nuff said.

OK
OK

Women are smaller targets. One, of many, reasons for them to be in combat. 

I don't think Congressman Franks spent any time in the military; hence, I can give little if any credibility to Franks' opinion.

Heat-Miser
Heat-Miser

Come out of the closet Trent.

Roro
Roro

Are you saying that if he has a penis, he should spit it out?

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