Women cannot be physically up to combat for this reason, women in P.E. have lower standards than men have to execute which extends a woman’s vulnerability in combat. In other words, there should only be one standard for the military, which is the men’s standard and even if a woman beats a certain
Today, there is much heated debate abut women in the military with valid issues on both sides. Unfortunately, it is rare to hear both sides of the story. Because of this, many people form their judgments without knowing the full implications of those judgments. I have to admit that I was one of those people. I like to think of myself as an equal opportunities advocate. When I chose this topic to write my paper on, I originally planned on writing in support of full female participation in the military including combat positions. After I began the research on my project...
ATTENTION! Why shouldn’t women be allowed to join the army? Does gender matter? Ask yourself these questions when you think about it. Why does it matter? In America only 214,000 women serve in the armed forces and they only make up “15 percent of active-duty military personnel, working as medics, intelligence officers, and police, and in other non-combat roles.” According to the article, no women have served in actual combat roles. Which is completely absurd. Anyone should be able to fight in combat if they wish, no matter what ethnicity, gender, or race. The physical traits would still have to remain the same however so that it is still equal to join the army.
Society has placed strict gender norms on both males and females and these norms are suppose to be rigid and fixed. Yet, when women become were fighting for the right to be a part of the military institution, they were challenging the gender norms. Throughout the readings in our class, one main and recurring drawback of why women have been excluded from combat roles is because these women were challenging the social gender norms. According to Segal, it is difficult to include women into the military because of social construction of gender; women have to be perceived as changing to fit the military. 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...
Throughout the history of the United States of America, Civil Rights have expanded to include everyone. Many activists have fought for rights, setting precedents to be followed. In 1920, the 19th Amendment granted suffrage to women. Since then, women have been gradually stepping up on the ladder of success. Everyday more and more opportunities are opening themselves up for women. Because of these changes, we have had to add unheard of words such as congresswoman, policewoman, etc. to the dictionary to keep up with their advancement. The United States military is even inviting women into their ranks. Military Women rising up in status and prestige is a great thing, but there are some things which they cannot do. Women should never be allowed in combat during a war.
During WWII, the initial acceptance of woman in the military was controversial because they were deciding whether just needed more people, whether they should be an official part of the services, and whether they could perform the jobs. Most people were concerned that women would obstruct the view of American culture because they would be considered “masculine”. By 1944, women proved to be effective in helping during the war. Some were even trained to shoot guns next to the men. In 1994 the DOD (Department of Defense) created a policy that prevented women from combat with their male colleagues. They also could not be assigned to units below the brigade level, whose number one objective is combat on ground. Over the years women have showed that they are physically, mentally, and emotionally able to keep up with men in the military.
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 ...
It appears that the United States military is in a position where women are so fully and flexibly involved in the organizational structure, that in a war, it would ...
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.
Throughout history women have proven themselves capable of serving in the military. Women have shown that they do play very important roles in each branch of the military. They’ve done many different types of the jobs, anywhere from nurses to snippers. They can be more useful than men in certain situations. In today’s world women should be given the same opportunities as men, including active combat roles.
“In a perfect world, every U.S. soldier would be an asexual brute with a stunningly high IQ who doesn't eat much, is adept at following orders and leery of challenging authority” (Thompson). As far as humankind is concerned, there have never been any soldiers like that anywhere in the world, let alone the United States military. Therefore, the standards for enlisting in military combat positions are as high as possible to ensure that we can create soldiers that are effective as these “perfect-world” soldiers. There are obviously men and women who are not able to meet these standards, but there are definitely also men and women who are highly capable of meeting and/or exceeding these standards. 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.
Presented by retired U.S. Army Ranger Jeff Struecker in a CNN Interview; “I think what we’ve just done is open the door to the expectation that women will now serve in the most violent, dangerous roles in the military (Stuecker),” the argument states that if women are allowed into the military, the future will bring their expectation to serve. It states that in the future, women and men will be drafted and the army will be made up of an equal number of men and women. This fifty-fifty makeup, says Struecker, is not beneficial due to the fact that the average male far outperforms the average female in battle training
I am in favor of equality for women, just not when it comes to women in combat. There have been women in society doing heroic things since the Revolutionary war. There have been brave women in war posing as men so they could fight. There are a select few women who could handle war and combat. The negative aspects of women in combat outweigh the positive. Women should not participate in military combat. However they may join the military and served in traditional roles such as nurses and office staff. The difference between men and women is women are physically weaker, they have vital personal needs, and they attract male troops.
Men and women we are the same. We may have different body parts different emotions but women shouldn’t be treated any different. We do live in a free country; shouldn’t we have the freedom to choose what job we want? Women have rights whether it’s the right to bear arms or fight front row in combat. Thousands of women are fighting for their country whether it is in the Air force, Army, or military. The one thing women can’t do is fight in the front row of combat. Why? Because men don’t think we are strong enough. 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.
Imagine a big war has suddenly broke out with America and another country. The military suddenly realizes that in order to better their army and be stronger, they need more people to join and fight along with them. The military decides their needs to be a draft. However, men are the only ones eligible to be apart of the draft. Should this be something that should be changed with the military? Should women also be apart of the draft?