As long as they can keep up. Females in the MP corps could, but got distanced by the males in the company. Don't expect coddling, as it will definitely get one left behind. No nonsense, and do not create a double standard. You want to play, be prepared to get hammered a lot like the rest of us do and did. And do not fall on the excuse "I'm a girl." Again, you want to play with the other kids, then put up or shut up.
Sorry to be mean but from experience, bailing out certain people because they wouldn't push themselves and fell back on their gender only got me injured for my trouble.