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Should women be permitted to serve in war?Should women be permitted to serve in war?

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alextoloman | Student

Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:29 AM via web

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Should women be permitted to serve in war?

Should women be permitted to serve in war?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:49 AM (Answer #2)

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Absolutely.  All military jobs should be open to anyone who has the physical and mental abilities to perform them.  Physical and mental abilities vary from person to person and people should be judged individually as to whether they are capable of carrying out a given task.

I would argue that there should be no military jobs that are categorically closed to women.  There will surely be some jobs for which few women are physically qualified, but in today's more mechanized and technologically advanced military, these jobs are fewer.

There will be those who are culturally or morally opposed to the idea of women serving in combat.  I am not one of them.  I believe that women are no less suited than men for most forms of modern combat.  Therefore, I believe they should have the same chance (as long as they have the physical strength needed for a given job) as men to serve in all military capacities.

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shweta12patel | Student, Grade 10

Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:35 AM (Answer #3)

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yes coz they should not be differentiated by gender ad both of them are equal

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM (Answer #4)

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Yes, I agree that women should be able to serve in war. I do not tnink they should be drafted though. I do not tnink anyone should be drafted, but if I had my choice of drafting mothers or fathers, it would be tough to choose mothers over fathers. Maybe I am sexist!

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