Women Cannot Be Military Leaders
A paper that argues that because of stereotypes and society's portrayal of women, they are not able to be military leaders.
# 58398 | 2,028 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on May 09, 2005 in Ethnic Studies (Conflict) , English (Argument) , Women Studies (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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The paper argues that, while there have been some cases in which women proved themselves to be worthy military leaders and good soldiers, an analysis of the qualities of the good military leader and the good combat soldier illustrates that women will not serve well in this capacity. It argues that the nature of the work itself versus the nature of the female, and the stereotypes surrounding women could serve as obstacles towards soldiers following a woman's command. Includes annotated bibliography.
From the Paper:"Leadership is defined as the sharing of responsibilities, where the leadership applied must be validated by the agreement of the followers. It is a studying of problems relying on past practices to ensure predictability, being willing to take risks and to consider new approaches. A leader should emphasize the importance of making decisions independently and consider himself as the prime vehicle for decision making. Leaders should have certain characteristics that set them apart from others. Good leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. However, the military leadership is defined as the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. The efficient military leadership traits are efficiency, stability, vitality, action, power, endurance and maturity. Many have argued that females do not have these characteristics of military leadership as they are inferior to men and therefore cannot lead men. It is very probable that as Kim Field and John Nagl, both members of the U.S. military, argue, the physical inferiority of women compared to males, supported the general view of women as inferior. However, the stereotyped image of the woman as weak and needing the protection of a male figure has been destroyed."
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