“A Marine is a Marine. The females — they’re absolutely warriors.”

“I don’t think America is ready to send its daughters off to fight the wars for them,” said Lance Cpl. Kyle Harpster, of 2nd Battalion, Third Marines.

Moreover, he said, deployed combat Marines have little space or privacy.

“Living close like this,” Harpster said, “I just don’t think it’d be a good idea.”

Similarly, Cpl. Josh Bernethy was against the idea because, he said, “A man’s going to react differently if a woman dies than if a man dies.”