Women in Combat

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For as long as our country has been founded, males were usually thought up as to be physically stronger and have more stamina and endurance then women; and this was proven true in most cases. For many years, America’s military was comprised of 100% men. However with the changing times of our country this was amended to allow females to enlist in the ranks of the military. They were given much easier physical entrance tests, tests more adapted to women. As of this very day, women are currently “barred” (banned) from combat. Congress has attempted to lift this bar multiple times, however it has never passed vote. In some cases, females are just as strong as males if not stronger and I believe it is unjust to bar all females from combat based solely off an outdated stereotype. If a female can pass the same physical requirements as a male infantry solider, then there is no just means as to why she can not pick up a rifle and serve next to a male on the front lines of defense.
The female body is far different then the male body.
The Department of Defense (DOD) knows that women aren’t suited for combat — even if it won’t outright admit it. The easiest way to demonstrate this is by considering the differences in Army standards for physical fitness for men and women . . . and how the Army skews those differences to the advantage of women. For instance, if a 33-year-old male were to do 43 push-ups, 55 sit-ups, and run two miles in 15:18 for his Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), he would earn a score of 224 points (out of a total of 300). This would be considered average at best. Yet if a 33-year-old female did the exact same, she would score a 272 and be considered in vastly better shape than the male. (Hair)
The male body has more upper body strength, meant for lifting and fighting; where as the female body has lower body strength, meant for running and bearing…...

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