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Poll: 17 percent of Marines would quit if women are moved into combat positions

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According to a Marine Corps survey of 53,000 Marines, 17 percent of male Marine respondents said they would likely leave the Corps if women move into combat positions.

The results of the poll were released to The Associated Press this morning.

According to the Associated Press, male Marines listed fears of being falsely accused of sexual harassment, fraternization, other Marines getting preferential treatment, and having to deal with pregnancy or personal issues that could affect the unit before they are sent to the battlefield.

Four percent of female marines said that they would consider leaving if the ban was lifted, but 31 percent of female respondents say they would be interested in moving into a combat position.

 

 

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