Sexual Assault In The Military Essay

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Most cultures and societies in history have viewed women as "the weaker sex”. Often they were expected to only perform jobs such as having children and domestic chores, they even were considered less intelligent than men at times. In the past, this idea carried over into fewer jobs for women, they even received below average pay, and many cultures had poor working conditions. In today’s world equal rights is across the board in every job in America. We have been fighting for equal rights for women for years. The military has allowed women to serve for several years even in active duty. Today the military has a set of standards that they follow that is not equal for everyone. “The military has different physical standards based on age and sex …show more content…
Women are treated much differently in captivity than men. There is much concern that is justified in which women are violated and even raped in captivity. Where men are just treated harshly these are things we have to consider for our mothers, sisters, and daughters before putting them on the front lines of combat. The military has had several claims brought to their attention over the years regarding this subject. General Dempsey stated, “Witness General Dempsey 's astonishing claim that women 's exemptions from direct ground combat, which the majority of women in enlisted ranks want, somehow have contributed to problems of sexual assault in the military”(CMR: General Dempsey, 2013). Some of claims are caused by fellow soldiers in the combat units with the women. This is common when placing two opposite sexes in the same place for extended time with no contact to the outside world. It is human nature to have inappropriate romantic relations during a time of stress such as war. These issues have to be address as well as the other problems that can occur throughout …show more content…
A soldier whether it be man or woman has to be able to control their emotions and deal with many different adverse conditions. There are high levels of stress and emotional strand on a person who goes into combat. The things they see and have to do for their country that most people should never have to see or do. The images leave lasting scars in their minds forever. Most women decline at much quicker rates than that of men. This can be a problem if the soldiers cannot complete their task due to their mental state. If one person in the unit is affected emotionally it can compromise the whole unit in combat. They have to keep their heads clear and focus on the task in which they are given to do at that

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