Women in the Armed Forces
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This paper details the monumental strides achieved by women in the armed forces both in the U.S. and in other countries such as, France, Britain and Canada. While women served in the military during WWII, they were rendered the sort of duties that relieved men to do the actual fighting. This paper examines the statistics supplied by the Pentagon that prove that it wasn't until the Gulf War, that women were actually part of front-line fighting units. The writer of this paper ponders the argument whether women should continue to be allowed to serve in the same positions as men as well as the issue of sexual harassment in the military. This paper delves into the matter of whether or not men and women react differently to confrontations. The writer of this paper also discusses the issue of pregnancy and women on the front-line in combat and attempts to answer the question: Should new mothers be allowed to accept duties that entail a certain amount of danger?
From the Paper:"But it was not until the Gulf War, according to reliable statistics kept by the Pentagon, that women actually were part of front-line fighting units. The argument continues, however, whether this should become a regular Standing order. Women in the service joined, so they say, not just to sit at a desk, but to be alongside fighting men in case of military action. This, the women say, is only fair if they want to be recognized as men's equals. There is a web page on the Internet which closely examines the viewpoints of men and women, many either veterans or currently on active duty. Here one can find the opinions that are far more interesting and logical (on both sides) than anything that can be read in the media."
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