Often women held low positions in society and wasn’t accepted in the army, but that didn’t stop them. “With their husbands away fighting, some women had to take over as weavers, carpenters, blacksmiths, or shipbuilders” (Doc. 2). They even fought on the field. One such woman was Deborah Sampson. She put on men’s clothes renamed herself and acted like a man so she could join the military. “…Deborah Sampson put on men’s clothing and called herself Robert Shirtliffe in order to enlist in the army”(Doc.2). Another example of a brave woman is Molly Pitcher. “…Molly Pitcher took over at the cannon after her husband dropped from exhaustion” (Doc.3).
In the feature article “All Guts, No Glory”, I agree with the author Molly M. Ginty, that women participating in combat. If I was in the military some of the things that might affect me would be probably because of my gender. First, women would not be put into battle because people think women cannot handle the work or bloodshed. They think women are better off bring a nurse for helping men in battle if they get injured. Second, they think women in combat would be a distraction. Also, that if women were put into battle they would have some interaction with the men or would be fighting. Which I think is untrue; women would not be a distraction. Even men argue with each other at times. Last, it should not matter men or women that in combat. They
At the start of World War 2, the government still help opposition to women being in the military service. Recognizing women an essential helped when it came to aiding wounded soldiers and taking the previous jobs men, having more combat men in the battlefield. The growth of women in the military expanded, a total of 350,000 women served in the U.S military during World War 2.
The United States military is one of the most important and largest job sources within America, with supplying far over a million jobs to people across the country, this including both men and women. These jobs are given to people who chose the path to gain them; however, this does not highlight the military draft and the people chosen by it. Currently only men above the age of eighteen and below the age of forty, are chosen by a mailed notice, and drafted into the military, if an imminent emergency were to present itself; however, it would be beneficial to the country if women were also accepted into the draft. There are of course both pros and cons to women joining the draft, as there are to any controversial topic. The perks of this acceptance would be career advancement, military readiness, and effectiveness; unfortunately, with helpful pros comes the unwanted negatives. Physical ability, tradition, and overall efficiency are just three to list, there obviously are more; however, these would prove to be the most prominent. All in all, women should be accepted into the military draft, because not only would they benefit the country in political and global ways, but the acceptance would also help those that live within this nation.
Going back all the way to the American Revolution women served in the military. They were only allowed to serve as nurses until World War I. Then they were trained to be stenographers and combat phone operators. Women are allowed to serve in combat now but not in a combat military occupational specialty (MOS). 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.
People fear that woman wouldn’t be able to handle the physical conditions of serving on the front lines, however women have been in the military since the late 18th century. Furthermore those who couldn’t handle it could be sent home the same way a man would be. Many women have proven themselves in the military for example, General Ann E. Dunwoody, the first woman
People think of women as being hurt, and being took down by other people. In combat all you do is focus on strength. If your a women you always have the fear of not being strong enough up against someone else. But in combat that 's one thing that the commanders focus on. Strength matters, to your commanders, partners, and to your army. If you decide not show that you have it, it won’t take but just a second and they’ll kick you out. Women have the strength and ability to do combat, but they just don’t show it as much as men
“The Draft,” as it is commonly referred to, was enacted in September of 1940. Even though the United States was not yet involved in World War II when the act was passed, President Roosevelt regarded it as a vital method of training American men for military service. By 1940, tensions between the United States and Germany were rising as the Nazis had invaded numerous European countries and the news of concentration camps was spreading. Throughout July of 1940, England was the next country to face Nazi aggression, as they faced attacks from the German airforce and navy. With fears that America would be the next country to face a German invasion, Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, also proclaiming, “America stands
Women were not allowed to smoke in public, they couldn’t even leave the house without an older woman or a married woman. Of course as we all know women can do that now. Women also had to wear nice long professional dresses when they were in public view. It was unacceptable for a woman to smoke in public. Many found it unladylike, today women smoke in public. Women were also expected to stay at home and cook food and take care of the children and whatever house work needed to be done. Some women were allowed to have jobs but it wasn’t any factory jobs or major work like the guys did that didn’t believe the girls could do better or at all. Girls were either nurses, secretaries or servants. After World War I started the jobs did change, women
By including women in the military draft it would permit women to view themselves as strong and capable. In an article written by Kelly Antoine, she states that by including women in the draft, “As a nation, we are telling women and girls that we expect the same selflessness, determination, heroism, and grit from them as we do from men and boys,” this expresses that authorizing women to be part of the military draft they will be able to see themselves for who they really are. This opportunity would also cause them to be more confident in themselves because women would be included in something that the patriarchal society said used to be only for the
As World War 2 progresses, we will see millions of males being drafted after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This created a lack of manpower in the workforce which women beginning to take the jobs that men usually before the war. As women move into the workforce during World War 2 they will experience inequality and discrimination. Despite the inequality and discrimination that women had to endure to while working during World War 2 was a good experience for women across America. Women entered the workforce open up many opportunities, “It had been long assumed women couldn't do those jobs -- engineering, other professions in the sciences, manufacturing jobs that had been considered men's work, things women were believed to be too weak to do” (kcts9.org). Women played a key role in the war, many women risk their lives and serve in the military, “Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs became the first women to fly American military aircraft. They ferried planes from factories to bases, transporting cargo and participating in simulation strafing and target missions” (History.com). For the time in American history women was doing other thing in the military. Many women enjoy their jobs during World War 2 because it was new opportunity and many were excited because they helping with the war effort. By allowing women in the workforce more will create more available manpower to fight overseas. The Women Airforce Service Pilot played a big part in the war, despite the limitation on what type of aircraft to fly or what mission was suitable for
The Boy Scouts of America teaching youth loyalty, kindness, being trustworthy, cheerful, brave, and clean since 1910. Watching the youth in my pack has inspired me so much and made me a better person. Watching so many children and young adults grill from working hand-in-hand with each other. Showing the world every day that innocent young children can impact the world in a positive manner if they are taught to do so. Being in a military pack in the city of Las Vegas melting pot of many cultures we must learn to live with each other. We have some children with disabilities and we teach all the boys that sometimes people are different but they must still treat them with respect and dignity. In the world today we have so many students from different
The military culture is its own culture within the majority culture that is in the United States. This means that those that come into the military have a new set of norms to adjust to and possibly a new set of oppression to face it if applicable to them. With the amount of African American women in the military is increasing and is causing more and more of them to assimilate to the military’s sub-culture. At this point this assimilation goes beyond being a military wife. It grows even from filling the role of a nurse and other “womanly” role to even being a general. The assimilation to the military sub-culture is not necessarily and easy one. In the past, being a female and in the military placed Black
Being a girl is hard, women have been the second best since the beginning of time, women weren’t allowed to do a man's job in the military and it’s time that further evolves into women and men doing all of the same jobs. Although, some may argue that keeping women protected from the harsh realities of war is the reasonable thing to do and those people have a valid argument when they say women aren’t emotionally stable enough to fight on the front lines, or that women aren’t strong enough to serve; this applies to some women not all. Women have proven themselves capable of so much more than the standard that is set for them in the military: overcoming their physical differences and putting the excuses to rest. The excuses about being a distraction to men and that women are going to be prioritized over fighting.
The gender role in military as women categorized and stereotyped by men has never been easy. Military does not require muscular or gender power for leadership in combat or command positions. Some men believe that women in command will weaken the military tradition or military in context. The gender role of “women” and “soldiers” proved to many that is uncontested in World War I and II when women served as auxiliaries. Women have a long history of service in the military.