History of Women in The US Military

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Today in the United States military we are seeing more women become a part of the armed forces and serving our country. For me I believe this to be an accomplishment for women who chose to work in a field that is overly dominated and run by men. As for the world there are only 3% of women that make up the worlds military personnel(Herrmann, I., & Palmieri, D. 2010).There are some aspects of women being in the military and serving our country where these women are not being treated equal. Women have come a long way through many types of inequalities over the years, but the U.S. military is still an aspect that is lacking which if more women were included could add to the military’s overall strength. The U.S. Military seems to be playing a game to see who is better or to see who is more capable to protect our country. Today women still need to prove to men (and/or the U.S. Military) that they are good enough to do what the male soldiers do, that they should be treated equally with respect, and that they deserve the same rights and benefits as their fellow male soldiers. It is in my belief that women in the military are just as capable of protecting our country as men and they should be treated respectfully and equally.
In this paper will demonstrate the inequality among women in the U.S. Military through interdisciplinary perspectives. This includes the history of women in the military, inequalities of women in the military with focuses on impact of women in the military, along with women’s perspective on women being in the military, and then men’s perspective on the subject. It will then review the ethical impact of women in the military followed by some suggested possible solutions and end with a conclusion that focus...

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