No, the mere presence of women in a combat zone creates a dangerous mental shift in men
I believe that we are supporting a culture that glorifies violence by putting too much stress on this issue. There are many ways to support a culture that praises and encourages peaceful means as the primary and most effective way to solve problems, but pulling hard for womens' right to fight in the military as a high priority in the movement for gender equality seems misguided to me.
Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men and as long as they are drafted when there is a draft, just like men. Equality should cover all aspects of serving in the Armed Forces and as serving on the front lines.
No. Women have periods, and if they are on a combat tour in a desert in Afghanistan they can't exactly bleed on tissues and throw it away in a trash can. Also, they can't have toilet paper, and women can't pee in such a way that it wouldn't touch them. If they pee without the chance to wipe themselves with something clean, they would be at serious risk of infection.
No women will ruin everything with their emotions! Men are emotionless. And you better believe me or I will throw a tantrum!
Women should be allowed MOS's that are traditionally combat but not in positions that place them in units where survival depends on defense of each other. Not because women are not capable but because our society raises males to defend and protect females, this may interfere with efficient operation in a combat situation.
No, there are circumstances in which a captured woman can creat a larger incident. More so than a man being captured and could affect especially covert operations.
There is also a special social construct that is created in solely combat oriented groups that when adding a woman to that mix may compromise that social aspect in many different ways. While mixing things up is not bad doing this can lead to a decline is the affectivness of those special units.
I do not believe for one second that woman cannot do the same job as men. But pretending that men and women are the same and the enemy and our own government would react to every situation regardless of the gender of the soldier is unrealistic.
I say no to this question, but my reason is that when you are in training, you have a more likely chance of cheating on your spouse in the military. I do think they should be allowed to serve their country but what happens when we have no one at home raising the kids, making clothes, making bullets, If we have Women in the military, then we will have to force our kids to do these tasks, and that goes against child labor laws.
Yes, if women serve in all women units. Armies throughout history have had women in the ranks, but had to segregate them due to rape, fraternization, and other psychological factors that come with co-ed groups.
Obviously not, we want to kill people in battle, not make more. They are not as strong as men and will bring down the effectiveness of a combat unit. The Marines did a study on this and it supports this.
Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men. The tests should not be degraded in any way. they should remain just as difficult as always for male candidates. You may not get many women that can complete the program, but those that do should be able keep up with their male counterparts.
Since the reason for allowing this is because the all volunteer military cannot get enough male volunteers, why don't we just reinstitute the Draft? The answer is that there would be rebellion if the Draft came back. Hence, women can do everything now. My stance is that the US needs to give up Empire. Then, neither men nor women will have to serve in combat roles. Just saying...
If a woman wants to, and can serve in a combat role without jeopardizing the other troops, sure, why not? They can take a bullet as well as a man. In fact, I think that if women want to fight our wars we should let them, and maybe the men can stay at the homefront. In this age of equity, males and females should sign up for selective service.
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