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no women in combat

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Imagine this: The year is 2016 and today is super bowl Sunday in San Francisco. This game is said to be the first in U.S. and in world history where women are allowed to play without restrictions in the National Football League. We have the 49ers playing against the Raiders. The raiders recently signed their new female quarterback, Sophia Smith, who will be challenged by the new 49er female left-tackle, Martha Owens. These two females are among many females who have recently tried out and made the cut in professional football, and there are many more females in other professional sports, like Norma Rowling’s, who is an NBA forward for the Lakers, as well as (Ultimate Fighting Championship) UFC champion Maria Lopez, who fights men and women equally in the octagon, and who has beaten all of her male challengers in order to be named “champion of the cage.” The above stories do not sound even remotely realistic because they don’t exist. These stories have no possibility of becoming a reality because it would be physically unfair for anyone to ponder placing females into areas requiring the brute and raw strength or endurance expected and displayed by men. Women never compete against men in individual or team sports, and even in individual non-contact sports like volleyball, tennis, or golf, women play against other women and men play only against other men; even Olympic sports separate both sexes due to their physiological differences. The irony here is that even if women and men were allowed to play against each other it would not be fair…so why consider placing men and women on the same battle field when men and women have been proven to be different, not only physiologically but also mentally. Why consider placing men a... ... middle of paper ... ... on the battlefield…In direct combat, women would not have an equal opportunity to survive, or to help fellow soldiers survive.” (4) Fairness is such a major concern in this equality experiment that it allows women to choose to be specifically infantrymen when the males cannot choose their specific job. How fair can this system be that it allows for differences in physical testing requirements for the same job, when the enemy will not make any allotment for those differences? The answer is simple. There is no fairness or equality in war. War does not segregate or discriminate, but it does challenge all participants equally. The women will be expected to do the same job as any man, and because of this reason, there will be much more requirements for the women, and according to several studies conducted, they are not ready to complete said requirements without prior

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that super bowl sunday is the first in u.s. and in world history where women are allowed to play without restrictions in the national football league.
  • Opines that the above stories do not sound even remotely realistic because they don't exist. it would be physically unfair for anyone to ponder placing females into areas requiring the brute and raw strength or endurance expected and displayed by men.
  • Opines that even if women and men were allowed to play against each other it would not be fair...so why consider placing men and women on the same battle field?
  • Opines that women are a vital component in our military, although not in combat, and we should utilize them where they will be more profitable for the outcome of any given mission.
  • Argues that american modern society is trying to prove that women and men are equals in every aspect, undermining the importance of physiological and medical factors that actually differentiates women from their male counterparts.
  • Explains that in the army's own surveys, 90 percent of enlisted women have said they oppose involuntary combat assignments on the same basis as men.
  • Explains that fairness is a major concern in this equality experiment that allows women to choose to be specifically infantrymen when the males cannot choose their specific job.
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