27 Apr. 2014 Thompson, mark. “Women in Combat: Shattering the Brass Ceiling.” nationtime.com. Time, 2014. Web.
Since the women did not have the same benefits as the men, the military changed the rule that gave women the same opportunity as the men. However, this quickly changed when the military saw that more and more women came face to face with combat (New York Time). In addition, women were been denied their combat experience, but the law changed so that they could not get injured. (New York Times). Over the years, the military found out that women were qualified to serve... ... middle of paper ... ...ositions, and various amounts of sexuall assaults.
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Technological advancements have changed the way many jobs are completed, making them more mechanized and less strength-dependent. The Iraq war involved more driving and less walking. According to Alvarez (2009), "Iraq has advanced the cause of full integration for women in the Army by leaps and bounds. They earned the confidence and respect of male colleagues" (p.1). Today's service women are still held back from deploying in a combat role by an outdated Department of Defense policy released in 1994.
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. Serving in the military was not culturally acceptable, even though women still played very important roles that where vital to the military. During the Revolutionary War women often had to take on the duties of there husbands. They often had to run there husbands businesses and do many other duties that where considered a mans work. The increasing responsibilities women had to perform helped pave the way for acceptance in the military.
There are specific roles that only a male should take. For example, protecting and serving our country. Although some people believe that women should have equal rights, women have the disadvantage of fighting in combat where their safety is on the line and their physical and emotional restrictions will hold them back. “Every man is created equally” is a precise statement. Unlike men, a women’s pelvic ring is wider which, make it easier to carry and give birth to a baby (Delavier).