Women In Combat Arguments Analysis

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Women in combat arguments analysis In the viewpoint, “There Are Many Reasons to Oppose Gender Neutrality in the Military,” Mackubin Thomas Owens argues against women in the military based on three factors: 1. Physical differences 2. Men treat women differently than they treat other men 3. The presence of women leads to double standards

Physical differences According to Owens, women are not as strong as men which places them at a “distinct” disadvantage when it comes to ground combat and points to the experience of a single woman to back up this assertion. Owens also cites women’s inability to stand while urinating as another reason women should be disqualified from combat as well as the fact that during pregnancy women
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Owens claims sexual competition, protectiveness, and favoritism will manifest with the presence of women at the expense of philia and he believes that all the social engineering in the world could not change the fact that men treat women differently than they treat other men. The presence of women leads to double standards According to Owens, favoritism and double standards are deadly to philia and states that the presence of women leads to double standards which will eat away at morale and performance. Owens is convinced that the push for women in military combat is an unnecessary risk that will not make the military stronger. In fact, Owens believes the effort risks weakening it by undermining factors crucial for combat effectiveness.
Pro Women In Combat Viewpoint In the viewpoint, “Urine the Army Now: ladies can’t pee outdoors, and other cringeworthy arguments for the ban on women in combat,” William Saletan refutes arguments against allowing women to serve in military combat roles, breaking down arguments made by a former Army Lieutenant Jerry Boykin and concludes Boykins arguments do not hold any weight.
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The study showed that all mail ground combat squad were faster stronger and more lethal in most cases then units that included women and the study also cites that woman suffered higher rates of during physically demanding training. Even though this is the first effort to measure what impact gender integration could have on combat effectiveness, Republican representative from California, Duncan Hunter believes the study strengthens his argument against allowing women to participate in combat for the Marine Corps and that doing so is not in the best interest of ground combat

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