In the contemporary age, a growing number of people begin to challenge the practice of allowing women to join the army, the navy, and the air force. They argue that women should not be allowed to join the army because being soldiers should be the work for men. But others argue that we should give women the equal rights to do whatever they want. It is quite natural that people seldom reach any sort of an agreement on such a controversial issue.
People, who approve the idea that we ban women to join the army, the navy, and the air force, list many reasons to support their argument. The first and most important reason, in their opinion, is their limited physical constitution; it is universally acknowledged that physical condition plays a pivotal role in whether you can be a soldier or not be you a man or woman, and comparing with a man’s physical constitution, a woman’s is definitely in an inferior situation.
Besides, traditional idea of a woman’s role in the society also greatly affects their opinion, they think that, as a woman, her most important role should be staying at home to be a benevolent mother and devoted wife, and guarding the motherland and home should be the work left for her husband, or father. Last but not least important, the women are very vulnerable to the dangerous fight. Imagine what should a woman with a slim figure do in front of her enemy, a man with a large build? Could she survive her opponent’s one blow?
Those, who advocate that the women be allowed to join the army, argue that they should be given, at the very least, the equal right with men to do whatever they want—being a soldier in the army, navy, or air force is only one of those experiences. In addition, physical constitution doesn’t play so much an important role in the modern war as in the past now because modern war calls for high technology instead of physical condition. Of course, a woman’s being weak in physical constitution doesn’t mean they won’t lack the ability to stand out in the technological field. Last but not least, women’s joining the army, the navy, and the air force can not only add more color to the life in them, but can broaden their own horizon and enrich their life experience as well.
After some careful consideration, I am in favor of the idea that women should be given the equal rights to do whatever they like just like men and they should be allowed to join army, the navy, and the air force.