With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of
society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the
role of women in combat roles. The idea of women in the military is not unusual
anymore and they should be able to hold combat positions because although
physical strength matters, the military still needs the intelligence that women can
bring. Also banning women from the combat
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women wishing to obtain
qualification for high-level positions at a disadvantage, because leadership training
is usually acquired in combat-type positions.
Although many females are not eager to go into combat, there are women
who can and want to do the job. In a time where technology takes over battle lines
and brains might be more important than brawn, a reason to exclude women from
combat roles is non-existent. Military preparedness should be the top priority.