Analysis Of Women In The Milit

Women have been compared to the frailty and beauty of ripe
apricots in modern poetry; the reference could be construed as sexual.
However, in spite of their frailty and beauty, women have served in
combat positions in one capacity or another since the beginning of the
United States, long before the establishment of the Army Nurse Corps
in 1901. Many women willingly entered the pits of battle, disguised
as men and using male names in past wars. With growing numbers of
women in the military and their roles in Desert Storm, the Persian
Gulf War, Somalia, and Bosnia, there is increasing interest regarding
their full integration and future role in combat. There are still US ...

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in letting women serve,
especially in a direct combat role, we are defeating the primary
purpose of the military: to protect our mother country. This view
could be considered to fall in unison with the ancient double standard
that women are the weaker gender. But what is combat specifically?
Combat is about being exhausted, hungry, and living in the mud for
long periods without access to clean water for drinking or bathing.
It's about long periods of boredom interrupted by violent interludes
of jolting fear, mingled with the agonizing cries of wounded, and the
piercing sound of artillery. It's about the flesh burning stench from
napalm or watching as fellow comrades gasp a last breath. It's about
extreme discomfort and random degrees of emotion coursing through your
being with no way out. Women in military specialties that are closer
to the action would result in the likelihood of their becoming
casualties just like men. Does this ...

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