Warfare has greatly evolved and relies more on technology than anything else. Women are able to operate this technology just as well as men. The only thing that could contribute to making a woman an unfit soldier is mere body strength; however soldiers do not rely on this as much as before.
Although I personally think the whole idea of a military is ridiculous (look at Costa Rica and other countries that don't waste money on the military and have so much more for more important issues and services) I do think that as long as we have a military, women should be completely free to serve in whatever capacity that can. The sexist behaviors within the military should be stopped, no tolerance allowed, and thus permit women to perform valuable functions.
Today, women represent twenty percent of U.S military, the figure itself is indicative of their growth and capacity. I believe that they have proven their capability to be integral members of the U.S military.
Women are a critical part of our armed services. Women have served honorably for years and demonstrated a capacity to handle any job efficiently and effectively. They have risen to the highest levels of the military and have provided honorable service to our country. In fact, the thing most holding women back is the chauvinistic attitudes of the men in power, accepting discrimination and sexual harassment.
Women have proven they are capable of many things other than becoming integral members of the U.S military. In Israel, men and women must serve two years of military service. In other countries too, like Russia and China, women regularly serve in the military. The gap in physical finesse between men and women has closed with the introduction of modern firearms, where there's very little hand-to-hand combat in the war zone. There's no reason for women not to be able to serve.
The question here is not whether women are capable or not. While it is argued that the efficiency of an army and its personnel is vital in the running and operations in the army, which women across the board have proven, in multiple roles that they are more than p to the task, the main issue here is their ability to serve.
The issue is of the rights of these women. Who are we to deny the right to serve the nation and the soil that they love. Are men the only ones capable of fighting and making peace. In fact, many would say that men are the exact opposite of that. Women should be given the chance to become integral members in the US Military not because they have to pass a test to be capable enough, but the very fact that they are humans, citizens of the nation and patriots of the flag. These women have the same fighting spirit as the men, willing to lay down their lives for the nation and for their loved ones.
In the end, it is not whether they will be able to run a marathon in record time or shoot 20 hostiles before they are injured. It is the spirit, because at the end of the day, it is your mettle that counts, and in every man or woman willing to die to serve the country, the United States has a truly capable soldier.
Over the course of history, military has been an affair for men and men only. With semi-recent movements in gender equality, women are allowed to join the military too. There is no reason that women would not be able to be a member of any sort of branch of military. There are no statistics proving that men would be better at the job, only the chauvinistic history of men being the solitary members of the military.
I hear it on the news in Iraq, Afghanistan and other little wars taking place around the world of women dying in battle. If a women dies defending her country this in itself is proof that women are integral members of the military. There is no distinction between man and women in death. Physically they may not be a mans equal but when shooting a gun and being shot at there is no difference. When women started dying in wars this proved they were on equal footing with men.
Since the military has allowed women to have a chance to prove themselves, it has been seen that women are capable and actually necessary to being integral parts of the United States military. They deserve the same rights as men in terms of being able to fight for their country if that is something that they feel is important to them.
Women have been integrated into the US military since WWII when they were badly needed in "support" roles to fill the ranks. Since then women have proved themselves to be very reliable service members as shown by their promotions to ever higher ranks and positions in the military. I believe they have also provided a civilizing and/or calming effect on their male counterparts.
Through years of discrimination and prejudice, women have climbed the ranks of today's military to become generals. Although the ratio of men to women in the military is higher, women are there making long slow strides to being at the top. They receive the same training, and are now sent into the same combat situations.
Because women have fought and died protecting this country and men are doing the same thing. In fact some things women do better than men do. Women go through the same thing men go through so why not let them go into battle with men. That's just how I feel.
I think women have proven themselves more than capable of handling being in the military. Any woman who wants to serve her country should be given the right to do so. Now, that being said, there are certain positions a woman should not have. Like, I do not think it would be appropriate for a woman to be in the infantry. Now, if she insists on being in the infantry, then she should be given the right to. But, she should be encouraged to take other positions.
First, the U.S. military needs all of the recruits it can get, male and female. Without women, the military would fall far short on its man-power capabilities. In addition, women have proven to serve vital roles that men have not managed to fulfill, such as the female U.S. Coast Guardsman who, in 2006, was a whistle-blower for a number of rapes that occurred within the U.S. military. She has also started a military rape crisis center, and has pushed for stronger laws to protect sexual assault victims in the military.
i think that women have proven to be capable to be in the u.s military because we are also strong independent people and not only men can have the right to fight for out conutry.
Women in the military have made steady progress in gaining many more responsibilities over the years and some have attained very high rank. They have shown themselves to be as capable as men in the military, and they have gotten a lot more acceptance over the years. The hard-line male mentality has softened because women are proving that they can do the same jobs as men in the military and they are rising in the ranks and proving it all the time.
There have been many women that have been active in the military. They have been great leaders and done good things for our country. You can not discount the fact that women are strong and keep our country running in other aspects, so why not the military? Many times women can do tasks that men cannot because they are often quicker and can do them without being noticed.
Women join the military with the same passion, if not more than men. Women don't join as a last resort like many men do who have no direction in their lives--they choose to join because they want to serve their country. It doesn't take any more strength for a woman to pull a trigger than a man and women will step up and put their lives in danger just as readily as their male counterparts.
In my opinion, I do believe women have proved themselves capable of becoming integral members of the U.S. military. In my experience, I have seen women equally as capable as men in all fields and military tasks. For example, women can serve as security guards equally as good as any man can. Women have proved themselves throughout history, such as in fields of education, politics and as well as military standards.
Some women may be capable of defending themselves against a male
enemy but most are not. Women are very capable to serve in the military
in most aspects but combat, a big part of it, is still doubtful. Which is
not to say women are incompetent, just built differently in ways that
men mostly have the advantage. I served in the military and am female;
I would much rather have the guys fighting and making most of the
There are many women who serve their country with fierce devotion and just as well as their male counterparts. On naval vessels, as pilots, and even on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, many women have made notable contributions in service to their country. But, they are the exceptions within their gender. Men still make up the majority of the military, and women are not required to register with the selective service, like men are.
This isn't fair to the men. In Israel, it is proven that if a women is shot, a medic will go over and try to save her before another man. Combat in the military is a man's job. Now with Ranger School being open to women, it's going to be a disaster. I can't believe that this is happening, and I hope that physical standards are not lowered because in the end, technology does fail, and nothing stops that. Minus well let the women sign up for the draft if they want to be "treated equally." This will cause friction no matter what. Not to mention that it is natural instinct for a man to save a women's life even if it means both of them die.
How well or poorly women perform as a group in the military will not be known until they are recruited or drafted in large numbers, so we can see how the average female recruit reacts to the system. Right now, all we have are the most "gung-ho" and determined women in the military, who fought from day one to get into the military and kept fighting. They are the exceptional exceptions, not the rule. It is like saying, because the special forces are so great, that every soldier should be able to pull off the same things they do. For every woman that succeeds in the military now, there are probably dozens that quit and wash out, that we never hear about.