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Argumentative Essay: Should Women Be Allowed In Combat?

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As claimed by Major Eleanor Taylor,” Women have to be able to be given the same opportunities as men...in order to have the same opportunities they have to be exposed to the same risk.” In other words, Major Eleanor taylor asserts that women in the army should be put into the same danger as men while in combat especially front line duty. Even though some people believe women are not physically or emotionally stable, women should be allowed to fight in combat because women who are physically capable of serving in the military are easier to recruit and a gender force makes the armed forces stronger. Now women are allowed to be in armed forces as we know with the most recent news of the first women to graduate from ranger class, Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver however, women are not allowed on front line duty and why is that? Many people say that women are not emotionally or physically capable. Few bigger reasons is that they believe that the male soldiers will do foolish things for our women, the other is that they will pamper with the mission's effectiveness. There has been a lot of conflict with if women are as effective as men and or as useful. What makes women less effective than men? On the website Sister In Arms there is a article …show more content…

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  • Explains that major eleanor taylor asserts that women in the army should be put into the same danger as men while in combat especially front line duty.
  • Explains why women aren't allowed on front line duty. many people believe that the male soldiers will do foolish things for our women, the other is that they will pamper with the mission's effectiveness.
  • Opines that women are less effective than men because they are not strong enough, pushing their bodies beyond their breaking point and emotionally stable. women are just as strong and can do things that no man can.
  • Explains that women in combat have a natural mother instinct, whether they're mothers or not. when something bad happens, they go to their mom, sister, or bestfriend.
  • Explains that 350,000 women served in ww2 both at home and in armed forces. between 1940- 1945 the percentage of women increased by 10%, starting from 27% to 37%.
  • Explains that the ban on women in front line combat was lifted by secretary of defense leon panetta in january of 2013. the aclu and marines recently began allowing women to serve as officers.
  • Opines that women who sign up for front line combat positions know exactly what they are getting themselves into. if they have what it takes, let them go and train.
  • Opines that the armed forces is lacking equality and trust. the standards of a female soldier are lowered when it comes to training.
  • Opines that women are treated unfairly in the military. they get denied formal recognition to their combat roles or experiences, while female officers with real but unknowledged combat experience are denied career advancement.
  • Opines that women are making important contributions to the military readiness of the united states. extra pre-training for muscle building can reduce the female injury rates.
  • Explains that a mixed gender force will make the individual groups and armed forces stronger. women combat soldiers are unlikely to ruin their duty by becoming pregnant.
  • Narrates how staff sgt. stacy pearsall jumped onto the machine gun and began firing back. a soldier outside knocked out, she opened the back door of her vehicle and pulled her partner to safety.
  • Narrates how a medic asked the woman if she was the photographer and she said no. the story showed that no matter the injury, women can do what they need to do to get the job done.
  • Explains that pearsall passed the fitness scale by the standards of the male. mr. jacobs was the one who trained her.
  • Explains that women can enhance the combat capabilities of the military from the squad to the joint staff without impairing cohesion. armies women only complete 6.73 percent of general officers.
  • Explains that other countries have opened up their front line positions to women, such as australia, canada, denmark, finland, france, germany, israel, netherlands, new zealand, norway, poland, romania, spain, and sweden.
  • Explains that african american women disguised themselves as men and served as combatants. today, 15 percent of active duty women officers and over 33 percent are african american.
  • Explains that women in combat does not decrease the outcome of the battles and wars we fight.
  • Explains that russia has one of the strongest armies, and in the first world war russia used a all female combat unit. after 1945 all experiences were forgotten.

I think it was a surprise since the ban has been sturdy for 19 years. What some might not know is that lifting the ban was recommended by the chief of staff. Lifting the ban will make thousands of jobs for the women currently and planning on

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