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Magazine Commentary Article Title Sex Lies Infantry Equality in the Military Since the time of hunting and gathering men were the hunters and women were the gatherers Not until the early 20th century have women started to receive the same rights as men in the United States of America Women have come a long way since They now have the same opportunities as men but they are still being discriminated against in some fields such as the military They were allowed to serve in the military as cooks nurses or caretakers of soldiers but they werent allowed to carry any weapons or participate in any combat until recently In the United States women have participated in every war But they were recruited in only supporting roles In 1975 the Pentagon which is the United States military establishment created a volunteer program open to both sexes Afterwards it immediately started to recruit thousands of women At the beginning of the 1980s women were being deployed across the frontlines Since the military didnt have separate of quarters for men and women they were forced into close proximity causing several problems between the female and the male soldiers At night when the female and male soldiers were left alone willing and unwilling sexual activities started occurring This led to several discharges from the military for disruptive conduct of both males and females Most of the men serving in the military during this period did not accept the new female soldiers with open arms because they claimed women are weaker and wouldnt be able to accomplish their duties under pressure The male soldiers also claimed that women could get pregnant and leave the service at critical times This statement outraged several feminists and they responded by saying that the military loses fewer days of service to pregnancy then it does to drugs and misconduct Despite all the suffering the military and
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