At the end of the day it's about national security" (Musgrave). He believes that letting women participate in combat is not practical for our military and could ultimately be a disadvantage. Others add that the addition of women to the battlefront would cause the standards for soldiers to be “gender-neutral” being that they have a different body type. A report from the Congressional Research stated t... ... middle of paper ... ... soldier by their gender, remember to read their contents first, you might just find a hero. Works Cited Brooks, Rosa.
Yet there is still discrimination on the most basic topic; women and men equality. Although women are achieving the same standards as men and having the same training; the military is holding women back for no reason. In 1994, the Pentagon ruled that women are restrained from artillery, armor, infantry, and many other combat duty, although many females always find themselves in combat. Still, hundreds of women has served in these problems. But still they are doing their job with all these restrictions.
I say women should stand back and fight for their rights. All women should be able to fight in combat because men aren’t always emotionally stable, to further support women’s rights and they are no different than men. Women should be able to fight in combat because men aren’t always emotionally stable. Men say women can’t carry their own body weight. Women would have to be able to do that to get whoevers hurt on the battlefield out of harm’s way.
The Role of Women in the Military Women have always played significant parts in the United States military throughout the years; even though in the early years they where not allowed to enlist, they still performed certain duties that was vital to the military. However the roles that women have played have often been limited to certain duties. Women in the past where limited in what they where allowed to do, but more and more opportunities are opening for them as times change and women continue to fight for equal rights. Women over the years have had to overcome a lot of the cultural views on the roles women are expected to play, in order for them to be an accepted part of the military. Women have often been stereotyped as being weaker than their male peers and in earlier years the duties women where expected to play, where that of a homemaker.
This is a form of discrimination. As a woman I am angry about the fact that women are not assigned to combat duty equally with men. Throughout history women have already proven themselves... ... middle of paper ... ...ut the idea of marriage and having children before they go into combat. While combat is dangerous, it does not mean that everyone that goes will be killed, but options still need to be weighed. The U.S. should just be like Nike and do it.
Women’s Responsibility in the Military-The Right to Fight Many women around the world have big responsibilities in the military, and although some people may disagree, I believe they can handle anything a man can handle when it comes to being on the battlefield. Some people think that women should not be able to fight in the military, where as other people think they should be able to fight in the military. Each supporter and non-supporter has their own reasons. Some of the reasons for the non-supporters are because of their gender. They think that because they are women, they cannot handle the challenges that being on the battlefield brings.
Although women are not fighting on the front lines, they help in many different ways in the military such as being nurses and women Air force Service Pilots. In his career, General Martin Dempsey has noticed an improvement in the culture, discipline, and physical prowess since women first joined the military (Harris 2). Leon E. Panetta once stated that women are willing to fight and die alongside men, proving that everyone is committed to the job (Roulo 2). In November of 2012, four female soldiers planned to sue the Department of Defense because the “brass ceiling” was stopping them from proving they could fight (Harris 1). The American Civil Liberties Union and others supported them because they thought the military was discriminating against women (Harris 1).
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