I have chosen my persuasive essay to be focused on why women should be in the military. I chose this
topic in order to get a full view on how women in the military are thought of. I have done some research
and have learned a lot more then I originally expected.
According to the U.S. Constitution, all men are created equal, this also includes women. I believe that
a woman in the military is just as capable as any man. Some people will argue this because they feel as
though it is not right to have women wounded or killed in war. I understand that it would be hard to see
and hear about but remember that female police officers and firefighters are wounded or killed daily.
How can one rationalize that a woman cannot die protecting her country but protecting her local
communities? If a person decides to be placed in a combat field, and can pass all the physical demands
required, gender should not be a problem. Although I understand that the arguments about the physical
differences between a man and a woman are valid, I do not understand that it is substantial enough to
prevent a woman from being allowed to help defend her country.
Women have died in wars, just like men. They have been prisoners of war, led men into battle,
operated our most sophisticated machinery, flown combat aircraft, and have fired lethal weapons.
They have assisted the military as far back as the Revolutionary War but there are still some
positions that women are restricted from. Although women comprise about 15 percent of the American
armed forces, our military...