can girl become an active part of any country's army??

girls in defence army!! - can girls become an important and active part of a nation defence army??
India
December 25, 2006 1:11am CST
it is believed that girls are soft and delicate.they can't be exposed to tough situations..and when they are,they become victim in every way be it physical harassment or anything. but time has undergone a sea change,can girls become an active part in defence army and can they stand neck to neck with their male counterpart??
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• United States
25 Dec 06
Having served 8 years in the US Army, as a woman, I can tell you that despite the change, there is still much progress to be made. I frequently saw women who were allowing what a civilian would see as harassment to occurr on a daily basis. If they were to speak up, then it would not be uncommon to be flagged as someone to watch out for, as someone their male counterparts would have to "watch their back" when around. I feel that women who enter this role should come prepared for a male dominated field, and if not able to accept "typical male behaviors" seek other options. I find it unrealistic to think that an environment where an army where the soldiers have to watch their words, can be a successful army. As to standing neck to neck, I completely believe that there are women in the world who can, and perhaps even surpass the men of their field. It is only essential that the women attempting to "keep up" are in a field which truly fits their strengths and personalities.
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• United States
26 Dec 06
I agree with what you are saying completly. Being an army wife I have saw this many times. It is still a male dominated field and most of the males look down or feel they have to take extra care of the women they are fighting with. I do believe that alot of women can on do a wonderful job in the field and sometimes better than the men.
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
26 Dec 06
that's a good explanation buddy.
• India
26 Dec 06
i hope that women can always do a wonderful job than guys because they are really brilliant .
@ryan444 (207)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Women are an important party of the United States military. Just because you stereotype them doesn't mean they are that way. They are a wonderful assest to our nation and any nation who wishes to employ women in their armed forces.
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@Al3xius (1778)
• Romania
26 Dec 06
I know a girl that is part of the army and she`s verry stron but she`s not charming at all... :|
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@gaboy_ska (296)
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
For sure, Women here in the Philippines play an active and important role in the Air force and Naval. Women can kick butt.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I do feel that they can be a very active part in our countries army and many already have been or plan on doing so. There are a lot of women that are even tougher and stronger than some of us men. They should be commended for what they do for our country as well as the men.
@akunuri (457)
• India
25 Dec 06
i feel girls have what it takes to be in the army. yes they are delicate but with grooming aand training,they can be on par with their male counter-parts..
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• Indonesia
25 Dec 06
reading your question remain me of movie G.I Jane starred by demi moore. have you watched the movie? in my country more women join the force, especially as policewomen. i think i remember one or two women become general, not 4 star general. but its enough to tell you that women can be part of country's army
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@puma_nz (1001)
• New Zealand
25 Dec 06
I work for the Police and get alot of respect from my Collegues for it..
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@Zerel86 (72)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 06
i dont think so because, girl are not tough. they are easy to be a victim of anything as what u said just now. the girls should stay at home and feed their children. there are still many job they can apply which is more safe!
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• United States
25 Dec 06
I think they are starting to integrate women into the United States Military. Not sure if they are eligible to be out on the actual batttlefield but I know there are women in the service and if they want to fight let them fight
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• United States
26 Dec 06
I think that you also have to take into consideration of what happens to the rest of the unit if a woman was to die in combat. I have heard from a lot of American soliders that losing a woman in combat would be harder then losing a man. I think it's because they feel as though they need to protect the women more then the men. There's a lot more to combat then wanting to fight!
• India
26 Dec 06
yes offcourse, why not ? if everygirl thoughts that i want to go for this destination then she will also go there.
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
I think that gender is not a basis for discrimination or rejection not only in the army, but anywhere in life. A woman is just as capable of defending the country as a man is. In Australia, I think there are certain limitations as to where a woman can be posted, however in my opinion, each officer should be given teh same treatment, and consideration, regardless of tehir gender. What do you think?
• India
26 Dec 06
yes why not... i feel girls are dedicated towards their work...
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• India
26 Dec 06
when they were able to rule the country,they r able to take decisions on defence,finance and in other fields, y cant they become an army chief...so girls can come forward to join army.
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• India
26 Dec 06
Yes! They can become an active part in our army. I hope they parents realise this & bring them up accordingly since childhood.
@maumbi (2571)
• Indonesia
26 Dec 06
well myfriend just visit my same topic like you i start couple month a go "SHOULD WE NEED MILITARY WOMEN" maybe you can find answer there.
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• India
26 Dec 06
Hey,my frien, I read your theory,but as peer me,Girls can be the main part of the Army,as the also have the capability to do something for the NAtion,so, no one can say what Girls can do and can do,it's up to them,wht they have to deciide about it.
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• India
26 Dec 06
why not?? what u guys think abt we girls...
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@luolei (166)
26 Dec 06
i think you are right
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@rajhet (60)
• India
26 Dec 06
sure, girls also do very good in army, but some selected field only,
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