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Arguments Against Women In Combat

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Education for citizens is the best solution to help fight against women in combat because most people are unaware of women’s inabilities, the current situation, and the possible disadvantages. One of the largest posed arguments against women in combat is the fact women are not able to endure as much physically as men. In an article titled Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry it states, “In an age where U.S. hegemony is slowly decreasing and nations like China, Iran, and North Korea are building their conventional forces, citizens should be more interested in creating the strongest, best-trained, most ready infantry force to defend our national interests” (Serrano). However, this is circular reasoning, as there have been several cited cases that prove women can perform at an equal level of men. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that the infantry force should not be defended by women. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that education for citizens is the best solution to fight against women in combat because most people are unaware of their inabilities, the current situation, and the possible disadvantages.
  • Argues that the new york times article about two women who served in the army and performed poorly due to psychological complications should not reflect other women as a whole and their capabilities of performing in combat.
  • Analyzes how camouflage isn't only for combat: gender, sexuality, and women in the military describes women's everyday actions and how it affects the performance and capabilities of both genders.
  • Argues that the military is a brotherhood, and therefore should not have women in it.
  • Argues that the infantry's mission is to "locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver and/or repel

An article featured in the New York Times told the stories of two women who served in the army and performed poorly due to psychological complications. The article stated, “Some right-wing commentators rehashed false stereotypes that women couldn't hack it, and warned that women would be captured and raped and men would get shot trying to protect them instead of killing the enemy” (Women in the Battlefield). This is a hasty conclusion as there were hardly any details about the psychological complications, nor the names of the women or their roles. As a result, the case study of two women should not reflect other women as a whole, and their capabilities of performing in

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