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Women on the Front Lines of War
The US military is finally going to allowed women to fight along side with men on the front lines. They are going to allow them into special forces, on patrol, in M1 tanks and so on. The Navy already allows them in submarines and of course, women do fly F-16's.
While the news media spins this as earth breaking news, this is much ado about nothing. why shouldn't a woman be allowed to be on the front lines of combat the Army or Marines? Seems like these two organizations are finally catching up with reality. If a woman can pass whatever the organization's tests to qualify them for the role, they should be allowed to the position like any man. Gender should not be an issue at this point.
Those against it are mostly men and trying to preserve the last bastion of male supremacy. Many countries already have proven that women can fight on the front lines along with men. The sexual issues or distractions are moot in combat. There are other things on their minds. Sure, there will always be issues between men and women or gays in the military but in the end they are minor distractions. Yes, a woman that becomes a POW probably will undergo more sexual abuse and torture just because she is a woman and all women will have this in the back of their mind when on the front lines. In WW2, the Nazis employed many quite horrible SS women in their camps and elsewhere to keep women in line. In the last days, they had women on the front.
It's about time the Army and Marines get over their biases and fears about women in combat- many are already doing it.