The idea that women are somehow so inferior to men that they are incapable of serving in combat is obnoxious, sexist, and outdated. There are many examples of women equaling or outperforming men in areas that require stereotypically "masculine" traits such as strength, agility, and endurance. Women are willing and able to serve in combat and should be allowed to do so without unfair restrictions.
I don't think anyone should be forced to serve in combat, or serve in the military in any capacity. However, not letting women serve in combat if they want to is outdated. If a woman is willing and able to serve in combat, she should be allowed to do so.
So although the times and the state of a society should ultimately dictate this, it's pretty simple biology: Fewer women= reduced population growth. In times of intense warfare, the best way to ensure the ultimate destruction of any civilization is to mandate women in the armed forces. Exhibit A: the Spartans.
I should note, however, that I DON'T believe in the lowering of physical standards in certain armed forces to "accommodate" women who want to join. They are either fit for the job, or they are not, regardless of gender.
Yes, it is right to allow women to serve in combat. There are many women all over the world who are able to complete the rigorous training required to serve in their country's military. As long as anyone, male or female, is able to meet the stringent requirements of serving in a combat position, mentally and physically, they should be encouraged and allowed to do so.
Even though sometimes the decisions people make may not have much sense, it is their right to make it. Women in combat should be allowed but strictly regulated. It is scientifically proven, men are stronger than women. Women can not do everything that men can't (although a very limited amount). It should be women's right to join combat.
Why is it that when men act like women majority of society looks down at them and tells them to stand on their own 2 feet and be a man whilst when a woman acts like a man it is seen as a good and exemplary thing?
Men and women are 2 very different beings that have different natures and roles, in this case fighting is for men and not women, a woman's main focus in life should be her husband and children, disappearing for months on end will affect the family unit severely.
In a nutshell, this is not a woman's job and very unfeminine, if she was meant to fight she would have been born a man.