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