Military Women Should NOT Be Allowed in Combat Positions

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Fog covered forests, heat blasted deserts, mortar destroyed landscapes.  These are just a few of the scenarios encountered on the modern day battlefield.  The present day warrior needs to be decisive, emotionally stable, physically immovable and a natural born killer.  Do women fit any of these descriptions?  Should a woman be permitted to enter into combat situations?  Some argue that it is a woman's right to be fighting along side other men.  Others agree that by not letting women in ground troops her rights are being taken away. A woman can be anything that she wants but when she tries to prove that she is just as good as a man in combat she could be putting herself in very dangerous situations that could …show more content…
Included in the physical differences is the needed health care related with menstruation and special hygiene needs. As Gertzen noted, this could damage their productivity as soldiers and ruin their young military careers.  "Military women have unique health-care and equipment needs, Taking care of basic hygiene, for example, can be complicated  for a woman in a war zone."noted Col. Irene Rich in the same article.(2)  Included in the physical differences is the needed health care related with menstruation and special hygiene needs.

 

 The environment of war includes many variables that the men must overcome and make quick and well educated decisions.  When worrying about health-care and hygiene during war a soldier cannot make good decisions.  Col. Rich noted an important point, " Women in the Persian Gulf War often traveled in the back of trucks with male soldiers.  Some of the areas were so littered with land mines that it was unsafe to walk even a few feet from the truck. The men were able to urinate while standing in a corner of the bed.  But the women did not