Video: Female Marine Katie Petronio Opposes Women Serving in Combat
For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps is allowing women to train as infantry combat officers, which could open the door for women to fight on the front lines.
Marine Corps Capt. Katie Petronio appeared on Fox & Friends, on Monday, and said that the idea of women in combat is dangerous for the military and women themselves.
Petronio claims she suffered “weight loss,” muscle atrophy” and polycystic ovarian syndrome, which resulted in infertility, because of combat training (video below).
Petronio said: “Females have definitely played a strong role in combat operations in a supporting capacity. My specific concern is opening up infantry for females. The costs definitely outweigh the benefits. It’s not going to help the individual and it’s not going to help the institution."
"We’re a war fighting institution and combat readiness needs to be at the front and foremost when we make decisions like this. I think this change isn’t going to benefit anybody.”
“It’s the type of combat environment these days is very strenuous and I was only doing a portion of what our infantry brothers do."