If they can pass the requirements, they're now officially allowed to be in any combat role.
Most Helpful Girl
If the requirements are the same for us as for the men, then fine. If they can do it and want to do it, they should be allowed to.
I wonder how many women even have interest in serving in combat though - I know I don't. Even if I was strong enough for it, there's so many other careers I'd rather have, which are more cerebral and with better pay and longer life expectancy. Not to mention mental health, who wants PTSD?
I get the whole equality thing, and that's great, but if men wanted to keep this one to themselves, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.0
Most Helpful Guy
I hope this gets through.
Thank God if it ends up working out. Like one of the other posters said, they should meet the exact same standards men are supposed to meet. Nothing more. Nothing less. No compensation for the fact that men build muscle faster. A burning building is not going to magically get lighter because you are a woman.
But this is something I have been rooting for. For true equality and respect, women should be fighting not just for the prestigious, luxurious, or powerful positions in society, but the dirty, deadly, uncomfortable ones as well.
This is what bothers me about a lot of talk of women in STEM, or few woman CEOs. People are all up in arms about most CEOs and engineers being men, but don't blink when it is a sewer workers, a front-line soldiers, and construction workers who are also mostly men, as they seem perfectly happy with men doing most of the dirty, dangerous jobs. In fact, I regularly hear from both the left AND the right that it would be immoral to place women in dangerous jobs. Usually as either "Men should stop being p***ies and protect their women!" (The right) or "Women should not have to face harsh work conditions!" (left) or "Women should not have to fight in the complete male invention of war!" (farther left).
Personally, I think that not only should women be allowed in combat roles, but they should also have the exact same draft requirements as men. Women technically have more voting freedoms, because they don't have to sign up for conscription to get the right to vote (Not that this applies to a lot of people). Either require women to register for the draft, or do away with the draft altogether.
Maybe I'm odd. I just think that the law should make no mention of gender in how any of its laws are applied. We are beyond that.2