Dowler claims as well that women in combat roles are “out of place” from the acceptable gender norms. She claims that even today, combat roles are only defined as such if women aren’t in that specific role. Dombrowski as well says that it is fascinating how the male-dominated institution of the military expresses their fear of women inte... ... middle of paper ... ...en to the female soldiers. To come back to the last point, there are always sexual distractions in any career field, so why is it used to limit women’s integration in the military, when most cases of sexual based offences are done by male soldiers? Women in the military are more vulnerable than men, because they are the ones being raped by their male soldiers.
They believe that women are not capable of doing what they do to defend and fight for our country. The men feel that they cannot trust women to help back them up at war simply because of the fact that they are women. There are some opponents of the ban of women fighting in combat that say that having women and men together in war may lead to women accusing the men of sexual harassment, and it can happen, and it has before. All women that fight in war claim that it is a problem happening persistently, not stopping. It happened to a female soldier in the navy.
Many agree, that in certain military occupations, women can function at the same level as men. The controversy about having women fighting with men in wars is the fact that they have a different physical structure, deal with stress and emotions differently , are more susceptible to injury and just don't have the killer instinct necessary to get the job done. Although the last statement might appear to be a stereotype, most women would not be capable of supporting the demanding rigors of war-like situations. It would be a great mistake to allow women in these stressful and dangerous situations. One of the most important factors that shows how women are not as effective as men in combat situations is the obvious fact that they perform on different physical levels.
This is a very Asymmetric War. Because of Asymmetric Warfare; women have to play a more active role in combat. As... ... middle of paper ... ...kes the possibility of guaranteeing that Female American Soldiers will not be in combat impossible. Therefore the role that female soldiers fulfill has been redefined out of necessity. Works Cited Army Public Affairs.
This success is the strongest advocate for female access to combative positions. The proposal for female integration into combat also relies upon the consideration of combat's definition, gender equality, and the influence of sexist literature. This paper also examines the reasons why women have been kept away from the frontline, women's participation in violent rebel forces, and finally how women have succeeded within the military, especially within the realm of combat. I do not propose a uniform method for militaries to integrate their female members into war-rather, a specific approach be developed by the nation itself since women's rights and societal roles differ from country to country. While some nations have already recognized women as able for their forces' most aggressive roles, some only employ women in secretarial jobs.
The Problem The problem with the United States Armed Forces is that women are not allowed in combat. Not including women in the combat policy will not strengthen the Armed Forces but will weaken them. Women in the combat are a controversial topic. During the several wars, women were used in a many capacities, including nursing, spying, supplying and maintaining camps, as well as the occasional combat activity as necessary. The controversy of today has a lot to do with the role of women in combat, and how their presence will impact male soldiers.
(Sagalyn, 2011). The problem of women fighting in combat along with their male counterparts is not a one-sided problem. Elizabeth Hoisington has earned the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, leads the Women’s Army Corps and believes that women should not serve in combat because they are not as physically, mentally, or emotionally qualified as a male is and that ... ... middle of paper ... ..., which seems to happen all too often when it comes to the treatment of women in the military. Works Cited Bell, D. (2013, May 15). Arguing For and Against Women in Combat, in 1978.
While some individuals feel that the biological differences between men and women in combat would put our military at a disadvantage, evidence and logic prove that they are misinformed. Women in combat are able to fulfill many front line jobs already, are not at any higher risk of death than living a civilian life at home, and have the right to fight at the same level as their counterparts if they are capable of meeting the standards for battle. Nonetheless, there are still individuals who insist that women do not belong on the front lines. Former Army Ranger, Roger Chapman, argues that “it’s about winning a war, not providing an opportunity. At the end of the day it's about national security" (Musgrave).
Lowering training standards weakens our offensive and defensive capabilities, that’s something only the enemies of the United States would like to see happen. Women have already proven themselves as capable of fighting in combat in the past and are still doing so now in the present. Examples of female warriors throughout history are plentiful Gudit, Trieu Thi Trinh, Boudicca and, Saint Joan of Arc to name a few. Women aren't in direct combat units now but they are seeing combat without being assigned to these units. Many women have already given their lives to protect our country; they've paid the ultimate price, they deserve the right to serve.
Research from the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) shows that a positive impact was resulted from women who contributed to combat in Iraq (Women Should be…). However, women shouldn’t be allowed in combat not because of their gender but because they aren’t capable of keeping up with combat tasks. This is shown by the physical traits of an average woman. Women in combat have lower physical strength than the average man (Donelly). In this paper we will find out whether or not women should be allowed to be in combat and how capable they are of being in combat.