Women should not be allowed to join certain parts of the military because of the physical liabilities. In the article, “Sending Women to War” by Mark Thompson, He explains how the controversy about women in the army. Women have not been able to join the military for hundreds of years, and ,in 1993, the air force finally accepted a women and started a movement. Women are now allowed to participate in many sections are the army but some sections are off limits to them. Women are not allowed to join certain sections of the army because of their physical structure. Thompson said, “Women are smaller- their stride is shorter, requires them to march faster to cover the same terrain. And they may be more susceptible to injury” (Thompson 54). Women
During World War II, Woman’s were assembled for duty in the Canadian Armed Forces, for the first time. The armed force was shy of men in war services and administration, which lead the Canadian government to choose and declare on August 13, 1941 to give woman’s the privilege to take an interest in war utility. 50,000 women were enlisted and more than half provided service in the Canadian Army. Most were doled out occupations including customary female work, for example, cooking, clothing and administrative obligations, also woman had pioneer roles in the mechanized and specialized fields. The Canadian Women 's Army Corps (CWAC) performed fundamental administrations, both at home and abroad, that achieved Allied victory.
The theme of Soldier’s Secret is that people will go great lengths for their country. Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man so she could fight for America’s freedom. Doing this not only held the normal risks of war, but if Deborah was found out she could be killed. This didn’t stop her. “A young woman disguised as a man.
In the First American Army by Bruce Chadwick, he writes of the many stories and experiences of the men and women that fought in the revolutionary war. The examination of these experiences creates an overwhelming feeling of great determination for the colonist’s freedom and liberty from the opposing military of Great Britain. Chadwick also writes of the many disease epidemics that occurred. In addition to that he includes copious examples of the hardships of war and what the numerous enlisted soldiers, doctors, lawyers, ministers, and officers endured while living in the camps of the Colonial Army. Overall, the experiences of the men and women that fought reveal their bravery and how much they wanted liberty.
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.
John Tierney’s article, “A Cold War Fought be Women” (2013), argues that “intrasexual competition” and the need for young women to meet the “standards of sexual conduct and physical appearance” are the most important causes of the pressures that women in our current society face. Tierney supports his argument with data from research on the interaction between women in situations that would trigger competition or indirect aggression. Tierney’s purpose is to argue that “stigmatizing female promiscuity” is administered to women by other female acquaintances in order to prove that the pressures that young women face are not to be “blamed on the ultrathin female role models” that are broadcasted in the media, but instead are a “result of competition
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?”
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. Women make up just as much, if not more than the population that men do within the United States, and going by age not all men will be drafted into the military
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston addresses prevalent topics faced in America today. How should women act? Should women be treated differently from men? In her memoir, Kingston faces many obstacles with her Chinese-American identity such as finding her voice as a young woman. In “White Tigers,” Kingston tells her own version of a popular Chinese ballad, “Fa Mu Lan,” while incorporating her own reality back into the section.
Still, despite continued barriers, there are also some hopeful signs. After decades of resisting efforts by women and their supporters to fully participate in the mission of the U.S. military, the Defense Department in early December announced it would open up all roles, including combat roles, to women. Critics of gender equality in the military – as in other predominantly male fields – have argued that women lacked the physical characteristics of strength and stamina necessary to succeed. They often argued that in fields such as the military or public safety, women’s supposed inferiority could endanger troops or civilians.
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 nature of the Second World War blurred the line between the conventional and unconventional roles for women. As the war progress, the idea of total war, where all people are mobilized behind the war effort, even if they cannot hold a rifle or fire artillery, became regnant. Women left the home and were thrust into roles which were previously held by men and with which they were not familiar, but nonetheless contributed substantially to the war. In the west, women took a more auxiliary role than in the USSR. The departure of men from the factories and to the front lines created a vacuum, which women were sucked into.
Women continue to disprove the stereotype that they are too “frail and delicate” to serve in the armed forces. Equality means equal rights and equal responsibilities, and if a woman can meet the same requirements mandatory for men to join the armed forces, she should be eligible for the draft. Even if the majority of citizens able to meet the requirements is still men, this would be fair as it gives all women the opportunity to attempt, and those who do meet the requirements will be able to serve their country in a time of
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 military makes us believe that everyone in the military is treated
Should women be allowed in combat? Women should be able to serve in combat if men can. I will prove that women are equal to men and they have the strength just like men. People say one of the main reasons they don’t want women in combat, is Physicality. Physicality is a main component in combat, you have to have it to be in it.