Since most men are attracted to women this is the leading reasons women in the military are more likely to be raped than men . Enemies think that since women are weaker and less emotionally stable they would be more likely to break and give up information (Herbert). Having women in the military would weaken the fighting force and make the military less safe. The decision to have women in the military is a poor one that would weaken the military significantly. Women in the military would decrease control and add susceptibility (Book).
Even to this day the question still remains “Should women be able to serve in combat military occupational specialties?” Combat military occupational specialties are the jobs in the military that take you face to face with the enemy on a daily basis. For example, infantry, artillery, Army Ranger, Navy Seal, and Air Force paratroopers. They all stare death in the face on a daily basis, if not they are training for it. Women should not be able to serve in combat MOS’s, because as a whole they are not physically capable of the extensive demands, also other cultures do not view women like the United States does, and especially when women get pregnant that could be detrimental to combat unit readiness.
Why don’t male victims get the same acknowledgment as female victims? Men are supposed to be stronger than female abusers and perhaps like the reason most people don’t report any domestic violent crime, they are too embarrassed to tell anyone. “ According to one study, 63% of males as opposed to 15% of females had a deadly weapon used against them in a fight with an intimate partner” (Men: The overlooked Victims….1). Physical abuse is often associated with control and power over the victim and most often includes emotional and/ or psychological abuse within the
“A pistol is not the only way to avoid being raped or murdered in today’s world, but, intelligently wielded, it can shift the balance of power and provide a measure of safety.” (346) Yes, a pistol is a very powerful weapon, the writer stated in the story that she only used her weapon twice, once when a few guys were littering and they would not leave her alone, the second time was when she had a man playing cat-and-mouse with her and she flashed her gun, never seeing him again. A pistol does help women to keep them safe when it is used the right way. Hasselstrom does a great job with this story, by explaining why she has found herself carrying a gun. Women alone are not entirely save by themselves, by carrying a gun and knowing how to use it, they can protect themselves. Carrying a gun can help women so much, just by having one and knowing where it is can keep you safe and protected from
They shoot nearly a thousand bullets in a few seconds. This makes them more deadly than several handguns or other firearms that are not automatic. In addition, assault weapons have features that make killing easier. Most “Supporters say assault weapons have special military features that makes mass shooting easier”(“Assault weapons”). Another reason assault weapons are more dangerous than other guns is because they’re harder to stop.
According to Grace Akallo, she explains, “When the girls were forced to have sex with soldiers, for example, they only had the expression, ‘become wives’ to describe it,”(p.1). What this evidence shows is that child soldiers were not only made to slay people, but were forced to have relationships. They were mentally abused by the war scene, but also physically abused by the soldiers. Also, a female soldier might have more to remind them of the war. Many of the girls were pregnant or had children with the soldiers (Former Kony Child Soldier Tells Her Story, Robin Young, and Jeremy Hobson, 2012, p.1) This illustrates that although a male soldier and a female soldier fight side-by-side, female soldiers must carry this memory with them as long as they live, as a male soldier might be able to force the memories out.
And it isn 't just boys: Girls are often pressed into duty as cooks or messengers. Many are subjected to sexual abuse, including rape.” this is when they were talking about what type of damage the war can cause to kids. As a result of this evidence I can say that , kids should not be in war especially girls because of the sexual assault that goes on in the military and Ultimately, it
According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime. The cases of sexual assault in the Army continues to escalate at an alarming rate, forcing leadership to educate Soldiers of the devastating effects it has on the military as a whole. While the Army is working diligently with military leaders and civilian agencies to implement in-house training to educate service members, the number of sexual assaults continue to rise, affecting the level of morale, and breaking the trust level of the victims and all individuals involved. (Reviewing the facilitator’s notes and advice on my initial thesis statement and outline, I had to re-write the thesis statement as the initial one did not address the W’s very well. As a
In the modern era, everyone is striving to achieve equality among genders, races, and nationalities. While equality is a great thing and something that this country needs, war and combat are not the places that women belong. They have strengths and weakness that are better used in aspects other than on the front lines with a rifle. There are areas that women are superior, such as they are typically smarter than men in the military; therefore, an administrative role may just suit them better. Women are also more compassionate than men, making them a better nurse or doctor on base, caring for men who get wounded on the battlefield.
She believed that all she had to do was preserve and pave the way for future combat women. If she could do it, then the military would see that women can be in combat. Perron in the beginning would “chalk up their impropriety to the newness of having women in combat arms” (50). Eventually, her last tour in Croatia ended, resulting in the transfer to Gagetown as a phase 2 infantry training officer, in a junior position. This frustrated leading her to take a position in Ottawa, with the stipulation that she leave the Canadian forces (287).