I think women should be allowed to serve in the combat role because I believe that if anyone no matter what gender wants to do something for our country for a good cause, they can!
I totally agree to your point, but adding more, women should be allowed the same privileges men has. We are both humans, except 1 has a stick, the other doesnt.
Should women be held to the same physical standards as male soldiers? For example....ability to lift a certain amount of pounds? Etc?
The typical stereotype is of course women are not as strong as men, but there are definitely a lot of women out there that are stronger than men. Women though might have to train harder, but they just as capable as men.
Do you think the presence of women in a combat unit will impact the group dynamic of the military unit?
when you say "group dynamic", what do you mean by that?
I meant will combat units lose the bonding of being all men when women are allowed to join? The Band of Brothers.....we will sacrifice everything we have for the good of the unit mentality?
Humm that's an interesting question... Well I do not think that the units will loose their "brotherly" bonding but I reckon that it will change. For the sack of progress I guess people who are serving in the army will have to reacquaint themselves.
i believe this is a very touchy subject because there are two sides to it. one, women should be granted the same rights as men and if they are willing to fight for there country, as William said, they should be granted the right; two, it is scientifically proven that females are physically inferior to males due to their physique and might not have the ability to perform these physically demanding duties. but overall, history has proven women's resilience and they will continue to prove this in the future as they are now granted the right to fight in combat. We should test this act of courage and if it does nothing but create more problems, then and only then should we question their role as a soldier in combat.
If the women is willing, fit and trained just as well as a man then she should be allowed the right to fight. I worry about the hormones but if this is a step to more equal gender roles I guess its cool.
i agree, i mean women could do as they wish, it's a free country and we are all different in our own way. if women are going to be in combat there is still a chance that a man and a women will get together now and then. that could cause problems. like a pregnet women on combat or jelosy upon soldiers. so we should think what will happen if women will be accepted to combat at war.
Do any of you think that having women in combat may bring some negative things? Such as men getting distracted by the new female soldiers? I believe that women are just as capable as serving out on the battle field. Even though men are built stronger naturally, women are still able to have a bigger tolerance for pain. With dedication and will, anything is truly achievable.
i think stereo-typically people oppose women in the army is one being a distraction, 2nd is the physic of a female and how they will have to "bend quantification" and make things easier. Those reasons are complete bullshit.
@William, women WERE already serving in the army, just not in special ops. i won't say it's discriminating against women, because they want the best soldiers in those teams, and if you don't match the requirement's, you're out.simple.
@Jocz ,No, i do not think women serving will interfere with military dynamic, they have all sorts of men including homosexuals, why would having a woman there be any different?
I agree with Shannon that this is a step to more equal gender roles, it's nice to have choices but it doesn't necessarily mean it's beneficial.
@ Francisco, there will always be pros and cons. one matter that does concern me though is rape. I'm not saying this will happen every time, BUT what if one unit was kidnapped by some foreign group soldiers and get tortured for info about US info? for guys, they just beat them up, but torture for women revolves around rape + getting beat up.
Also, aren't people in the army trained to withstand pain and "tough"? but now they will have to train their soldiers( men and woman) how to withstand and keep quiet about watching a member of their own unit getting rape for the sake of national security? i mean things like this has happened already in other places of the world, but i don't agree with women fighting in special ops . No Francisco, not everything is achievable.
if women do get accepted, there is going to be changes. but what changed will be okay? for example will there be one army only for women and another army for men.
@Francisco It might bring up some negative things towards the older generation because we all know that the older generation is against all these new modifications that are trying to be made (such as LGBT marriage rights). I agree with Anna that the topic of rape will be a serious problem towards women. I don't know, I feel half and half about this. Like, I understand that women could be just as strong as some men mentally, if not physically but to what extent? I honestly don't think society is ready for women to fight in the special ops. I like how they actually consider the rights of the women though, like giving them equality and what not. But some things should just be kept unequal for obvious reasons; not because they hate women but more like it's best to keep them safe from harm and traumatizing moments. But hey, if a woman really wants to do it, then its their choice. We have no control over their decision. We're just giving our two cents that could or could not change their mind about this. Whatever floats their boat.
Woman should have the right to go into combat if they wish so.. Woman has a lot to offer that man naturally don't have and man have a lot to offer that woman don't have... i think is beneficial for both sexes to fight or join in combat
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