Females Should NOT Be Allowed In Combat Positions

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On January 24th 2013, the outgoing Defense Secretary, Leon E. Panetta, stated that the ban on females in combat positions would be lifted. The opening of more combat positions to women was greeted with varied opinions and questions about how this will change America’s military. Even though some women may be able to pass the physical tests and training, females shouldn’t be allowed to fight in front line combat positions because of the culture of male to female relations and the danger to themselves and their unit. The Bible and our modern culture both portray the fact that men should be the protectors of females. In the Marine Corps Gazette, Captain Katie Petronio wrote an article titled, “Get over it! We Are Not All Created Equal.” A Christian …show more content…
What’s concerning are the emotions of the man to want to possibly protect the woman even more than another male soldier and cause more harm to himself or others. Thus there is no room for women in the infantry. You also have to ask yourself if women in the infantry will better the combat effectiveness of a unit, and quite frankly, the answer is no. The enemy will give no tolerance whether male or female, and it will be even worse if a woman is captured due to the risk of assault. Lastly, the disruption of a unit’s identity and motivation is at risk. The average front line trigger puller is in his late teens/early twenties and raging with testosterone. (Serrano, Lauren F. "MCA&F." Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry. Marine Corps Gazette, Sept. 2014. Web. 07 Mar. 2016.) Capt. Lauren F. Serrano of the Marine Corps wrote, “The infantry is the one place where young men are able to focus solely on being a warrior without the distraction of women or political correctness. They can fart, burp, tell jokes, walk around freely, swap stories, wrestle, and simply be young men together. Although perhaps not the most polite environment, this is the exact kind of …show more content…
They are more susceptible to disease, lasting injury, and psychological damage. (Soldier 2020) “Females have less lean body mass, greater ligament laxity, and smaller skeletal frames, which predisposes them to musculoskeletal injuries. They are also vulnerable to genitourinary infections with sustained exposer to unclean combat environments; and are in child bearing years (approximately 18-39) within the same timeframe of military service, which increases the bio-psychosocial risks associated with pregnancy, motherhood, and deployment for combat operations.” That is why, apart from the dangers of war, women are of a greater risk to temporary or permanent

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