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No more G.I. Jane

Prezi againist women serving in the combat roles

Jacob Szigethy

on 11 March 2013

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No More G.I. Jane G.I Jane's Defects Women serving in combat has been a very heated debate over the course of many years. Women were first allowed to serve military roles in World War One they served as army nurses or in the assembly lines in factories. Today women have the opportunity to be assessed in actual combat roles. There are several strong arguments against this new policy shift: Physical standards, Psychological, Sexual, POW concerns and Pregnacy. History of G.I. Jane in Military G.I. Jane's Physical Attributes According several reputable sources women are not physically strong enough to take on combat roles. For instance the female skeletal system is less dense and more prone to breakage then their male counterparts. Women have a 3 times greater risk of injury during exercise, and 5 times more stress fractures (Grossmont.net) Only the top five percent of women meet the median of male strength. (Grossmont.net) “Female soldiers [are], on average, shorter and smaller than men, with 45-50% less upper body strength and 25-30% less aerobic capacity, which is essential for endurance” ( Women in Combat: Frequently Asked Questions. Center for Military Readiness. November 22, 2004.) G.I. Jane on Sexual Harassment •More than 3,000 sexual assault cases were reported in 2011 throughout all of the military services, but the actual figures are 19,000 or more •The Defense Department has found that about one in three women in the military has been sexually assaulted, compared with one in six civilian women. Revolutionary War and Civil War:
-Women dressed up as men to fight front lines with men on both sides.
-They served as medics: Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross
-They tailored military uniforms A woman who signs up to protect her country is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire," stated former California Democratic Rep. Jane Harman in testimony before a July 2008 House World War 1 and 2
-Women took many jobs of men in factories
-Women in factories built tanks, guns, and other war goods
Army Nurses and Navy nurses Present
-Women in today’s military are severing more intense jobs today.
-The only women are still not able to do is serve in combat roles, but the Department of Defense is in the process of changing that fact Facts of Policy change Facts of Policy Change
•Navy: Berthing and privacy plans are to be created for service afloat.
•Make occupational performance standards gender-neutral
•Assign mid-grade/senior grade women to serve as cadres or mentors to entering women
• Special Forces is to respond with all due haste to the possibility of implementing women in commando roles if possible.
• Expansion on the number of women in combat units and the number of those units
• Exemptions will be given to services when given compelling evidence/rationale Of those who reported having been raped, 37 percent were raped at least twice and 14 percent were gang-raped. G.I. Jane Pregnant in Combat GI Jane's Psychological Defects In 2008 10% of service women had unplanned pregnancy and the numbers of unplanned pregnancy are rising Pregnant women are not allowed to be deployed and are put on light duty It can be hard for for women to access birth control while deployed If a woman gets pregnant, abortions are not allowed on military bases. Women have double the chance as men to get PTSD going into combat.
Sexual harassment is the strongest indicator of PTSD in service women
Women getting deployed could use pregnancy to get out of deployment
Men seeing a women getting injured will be more likely to drop everything to help her then if it was there male counterpart usually putting themselves in harm’s way 105 in every 1,000 women had unexpected pregnancy according to the last survey done in 2008 and 900 women were unable to deploy because of being pregnant. That is 50% more unexpected pregnancy in service women than in civilian women. Conclusion There are several different aspects that must be considered when deciding if women can and should be allowed in combat. When you look at all the evidence having to do with physical strength, psychological issues, sexual harassment, and pregnancy, it is pretty clear that women should not be allowed in combat. There are too many factors working against women and it will be hard, if not impossible, to find someone who can overcome all these problems. Work
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