Women fighting in combat is controversial because many people think women are not fit for combat. The strongest counter-argument is equal rights for women, which is suggesting women who can not fight in combat do not have equal rights. However, in my view, women not having equal rights is wrong because even though it may seem like women do not have equal rights, guiding female soldiers to different positions is the safest way to protect them. Therefore, I maintain women should not fight in combat. Nonetheless, women should focus on the alternatives to fighting in order to serve the military.
Especially, unfair treatment of women ("Merriam-Webster.com"). For example, sexism in the military. Many men do not think women should be in combat because, the tests would be varied and there are not adequate restrooms available for women in combat. I feel that a woman could hold her own being in the military and there should be no barring placed on women. Next, classism is differential treatment based
“I have a gut-based hang-up there. And it doesn’t make a lot of sense in every way. I apologize for it.” (MacKenzie, 2013)” The Gender issue has been plaguing militaries all over the world for years. The issues of women serving in frontline positions in the military has been debated time and time again and even though women have proven themselves capable of executing these duties men are still culturally and morally against the idea. Some militaries have seen success in allowing females to serve in the non-traditional areas of the force.
In an article written by Jude Eden, throughout her entire piece she makes the argument that women would simply not be able to meet the same level of excellence as men because they are unable to meet the same physical requirements. She also attempts to prove that women are not capable of fighting and that only men should be required to do so because they have different physical requirements and capabilities. Although this may be true, the government will never know until they
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.
Due to the harsh society in Latin America, women did not get the chance to have better education. This was due to men not taking women seriously, which goes back to the idea of male dominance on females. Moreover, women in Latin America did not pursue their education since they doubted themselves due to idea that they were the “weaker sex”. The social inequality was also caused low female literacy rates in Latin America . In addition, due to their duties to their households and families, it did not give them the time and the chance to pursue their education further.
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.
This issue has always been of great importance to discuss. Let us turn first to the definition of military service. According to Longman Dictionary, “military service is the system in which every adult, or every male adult, in a country has to spend a period of time in the army, navy, or air force.” The
Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that.
One example of this is women not being able to be a judge or to being able to be in a jury. Atticus tells us this in the book by saying, “For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman-” and then he gets interrupted by Scout. Guys in the society of Maycomb are able to have any job they want to have but women are not able to all because they’re a women. Another form of sexism in the book is when Aunt Alexandra teaches Scout to be like a girl. This shows how there’s a specific role of women in the society and they could break from it but it is looked down upon in the society.