Women in the Military Services Persuasive Essay by Nicky

An opinion paper on the participation of women in the military.
# 146185 | 1,156 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 21, 2010 in Women Studies (Women and Society) , Military (Branches of Military)

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The paper looks at the history of women in the military services and reveals how history is full of fighting women. The paper takes issue with the perception that military life is not suitable for women's physical and mental makeup and argues that women are not the weaker sex. The paper then considers whether women should be allowed in combat roles and presents the belief that despite being able to be part of the military, women should not be allowed in combat roles.

History of Women in the Profession of Arms
...But They are the Weaker Sex!
Combat or Non-Combat?

From the Paper:

"Without mentioning any specific group of society, there are those that maintain women should best stay home or take on other professions befitting the abilities of women's physical and mental makeup. Statements like this goes to show that those making it do not have the facts in order. Women are not the weaker sex....for starters, let see how men will fare giving birth to babies! For the "supposedly weaker sex" who could carry a child for nine months and give birth, there is no doubt that such pressure and intensity on their bodies is proof enough they hack military training."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Becraft, Carolyn. "Women in the Military, 1980-1990." Feminism and Women's Studies. 19 January 2005. 04 March 2009. <http://feminism.eserver.org/workplace/professions/women-in-the-military.txt>.
  • Dotinga, Randy. "Military Women Can Hack It." Wired. 13 January 2006. 04 March 2009. <http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/01/70006>.
  • Fitts, Jennifer. "Female Soldiers Protecting Convoys in Iraq." Army News Service. 19 May 2005. 04 March 2009. <http://usmilitary.about.com/od/womeninthemilitary/a/femalesoldiers.htm>.
  • Kemp, Melody. "Women in the Military Service." Femme Fatale. 2009. Isis International Manila. 04 March 2009. <http://www.isiswomen.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=589&Itemid=200>.
  • Williams, Rudi. "Women Rising to Higher Positions in the Military." American Forces Press Service. 03 April 2005. 04 March 2009. <http://usmilitary.about.com/od/womeninthemilitary/a/dodwomen.htm>.

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