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SamLaLonde
Mr.Whitely
English10
20January2016
CombatRolesarentforWomen
TheUnitedStatesMilitarywasEstablishedJune14,1775thatconsistsoftheAirForce,
Army,CoastGuard,MarineCorps,andNavy.TheUnitedStateshasreliedonU.S.citizensto
jointhemilitary,morespecific,themilitaryreliedonyoungmentojoin,womenwerenotableto
evenjointhemilitaryuntiltheyear1917duringtheendofWorldWar1.Joiningthemilitary
wasviewedasaguysjob,whilewomenstayedathome.Thejobsthatwereopentowomenin
themilitarywerenurses,cooks,andsupportstaff,justuntilJanuary24,2013whenthe
DepartmentofDefenceofficiallyliftedthebanonwomenbeingincombatroles.Womenin
combatshouldbeprohibited,asstudiesshowwomenarelesscapablethanmaletroops.
OnlyonepercentoftheUnitedStatespopulationjoinsthemilitary,roughlyninety
percentofthepeopleinthemilitaryaresupportjobsforthetenpercentofthepeoplethatchoose
tohavecombatroles.thereis201,400activedutywomeninthemilitarycurrentlytoday.In1901
CongressestablishedtheArmyNurseCorpsthatallowedwomentogointothemilitarybeinga
nurse.In1943FranklinD.RooseveltcreatedtheArmy.CoastGuard,andNavyreservesknown
astheWAAC.In1975GeraldR.FordsignedalawpermittingwomentoenrollinU.S.
militaryacademies,MargaretA.Brewerbecomesabrigadiergeneral,andisthefirstCorps
generalthemilitaryhaseverhad.Capt.VerniceArmourbecomesthefirstwomanpilotinthe
marineCorps,andfirsttoflyacombatmissioninIraq.In2009aallfemaleMarineCorpsteam


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getsitsfirstmissioninAfghanistan.January24th2013isthedaythebanonwomenincombatis
lifted,In2014
InotherCountries,theyusejustaseffectiveasmen,andallrolesareopentothem,while
othercountriestreatwomenliketrash,andwomencantshowtheirface.Israeliwomenhaveto
jointhedraft,theyservetwoyears,whilethemenservethreeyears,intheyear200womenwere
abletoserveincombatandcurrentlyninetypercentofjobsareopentowomen.InCanada
womencouldhavecombatrolessince1989andmakeupfourteenpercentofactivedutymilitary
today,butonly2.4percentarecurrentlyincombatroles.Brittinisavoluntarymilitary,andnein
percentofpeoplearewomen,andcannotserveingroundcombatunits.InNewZealandwomen
arefreetoserveinanyunit,includinginfantry.nowomanhaseverpassedtherigorouscriteria
tojointheelitespecialoperationsservice.KirstyTaylorWomenhaveproventobeeffective
anduseful,JoanofArcfoughtbesidetheFrench,withouther,Francemightnotexisttoday.The
femaleresistancewasusedinWWIandWWIItheywereeffectiveintheoutcomeofthewars.
IntheArmy,basictrainingisarequirement,womengetthreeextraminutestorunthe
twomilerun,intheinfantrythestandardsaregenderneutralandnoloweringofstandards.Over
adozenbooksandstudiesoverfourdecadesprovethatfemaletroopscannotmeetthesame
physicalandmentalstandardsasmaletroops,Wefemalescantrainashardaswelikeandwe
mayincreasestrength,stamina,andfitness,nevertheless,ourincreasedfitnessstillwillnotput
usonparwiththatofmenwhoaretrainingtotheirutmost.Nomatterhowwidespread
feminismbecomes,ourboneswillalwaysbelighter,morevulnerabletobreaksandfractures.
ouraerobiccapacitywillstillbe20to40percentless,andwewillstillbelessabletobearheavy
gearatahardpoundingrun.Studiesfoundthatallmaleunitsoverwhelminglyoutperformed


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integratedunitsinphysicaltasks,particularlytasksrequiringupperbodystrength,suchas
evacuatinganinjuredmarinefromaturretorthrowingabackpackontoawall.InIraqand
Afghanistan15percentoftroopsdeployedwerewomen,ofthat15percentmorethan38percent
ofwomenreportedtohavedepressionsymptomsaftertheirdeployment,Everybadthingthat
goeswrong,thewomeninterpretitasasignthattheydonotbelongthere.GregoryM.Walton,
assistantprofessorofpsychologyatStanfordUniversity.TheArmybansmostjewelryand
makeupyettheyarestillprotectivetowardwomen,You'retreatedlikeagirl,andyetyoucan't
reallybeawomen.LieutenantWilsonWhentheHuffingtonpostreportedAugust17,thatHaver
andGriesthadbecomethefirstwomentofinishtheRangerschoolcourse,Theyonlypassed
twobecausetherestranout!womenscream,cry,andpissintheirbloomerswhenstressed.
Sorry,it'sjustafactthatwomenarenotmen,althoughsomewouldliketobe.Floridareporter
JerryByers.
Womenwhodeployoverseaswillfaceobstaclescriticaltotheirmilitaryexperience,the
rateofunintendedpregnanciesinthemilitaryis50percenthigherthanthoseofwomeninthe
generalpublic.InsurancedoesnotcoverabortionbecauseofFederalrule,about15percentof
activedutyservicemembersarewomen,and97percentofthemarechildbearingage.
Theaverageinfantrymanisinhislateteensorearlytwenties,atthatage,menareraging
withhormonesandareeasilydistractedbywomenandsex.Infantryleadersfeedonthe
testosteroneandmasculinityofyoungmentoincreasemoraleandmotivation.Fewjobsareas
physicallyandemotionallydemandingastheinfantry,sotokeepmarinesfocused,theinfantry
operatesinacultlikebrotherhood.Theinfantryistheoneplacewhereyoungmenareableto
focussolelyonbeingawarriorwithoutthedistractionofwomenorpolitical


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correctness.CaptainSerranooftheU.S.MarinesMenhavemorephysicalstrength,speed,and
staminawhenwomen,inprofessionalsportslikegolf,tennis,football,andbasketball,themen
andwomencompeteinseparateleagues.Youstillhavetorunuphillswithan80poundpack,
liveinthedirtforweeks,andhump96pound155mmartilleryshellsontothebackofatruck.
Yourbuddiescountonyoutocarrythemoutofthefightiftheyarewounded,andtheycant
countonsomeonewithhalftheupperbodystrengthofaman.
MarineCapt.KatiePetronioisacombatengineerofficerthatgotdeployedtoIraqand
Afghanistan,Petroniowassuperiorinhighschoolandwasthestarhockeyplayerincollege,she
scoredaboveaverageforthefemalesinthefitnesstest.Atthebeginningofhertourto
Afghanistanshewasphysicallycapableofcombatoperations,butthe16hourdays,and
continuousdeploymentstookatollonherbody.Allthetimespentinfullcombatgearhad
resultedincompressednervesinherback,andrestlesslegsyndrome.Petroniossituationisa
reasonwhytheU.S.ishesitantonallowingwomenintocombatpositions,althoughsomewomen
couldbephysicallystrongerthatcouldhandlethethingsPetroniocouldn't,butsomepeopleof
anyage,orracecouldbemoresuperiorthantherest.Some13yearoldboys,andsome50year
oldmenmightbeabletohandlecombat,butthemilitarydoesnotdraftpeoplethatage,orsend
themintocombat.
Womenincombatshouldbeprohibited,asstudiesshowwomenarelesscapablethan
maletroops.Onesaysequalrightsandgenderequalityshouldtakeactiontoallowwomeninto
combat,butit'snotaboutallowingwomenintocombat,it'saboutmakingamorepowerfulU.S.
fightingforce.Womenareweakerandcombatisforamananditshouldstaylikethat,ifwomen
areallowedincombattheywilldemandeasierstandardstopass,makingthemilitaryweaker.


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