Women in Combat. Denise and Edward are debating the new plan to allow women to officially serve in..

Women in Combat. Denise and Edward are debating the new plan
to allow women to officially serve in combat in the military. Denise is opposed
to the idea. She says, “I think that fighting is men’s work. Men are stronger
and they are more aggressive. They’re just better at fighting. Plus, it just
seems better to leave women behind the lines to care for the wounded and take
care of logistics.” Edward can’t believe that Denise is saying this. “You’re
kidding, right? I thought you were a feminist, in favor of equality for women.
I mean, if men are asked to fight and die for their country, it’s
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Women in Combat. Denise and Edward are debating the new plan
to allow women to officially serve in combat in the military. Denise is opposed
to the idea. She says, “I think that fighting is men’s work. Men are stronger
and they are more aggressive. They’re just better at fighting. Plus, it just
seems better to leave women behind the lines to care for the wounded and take
care of logistics.” Edward can’t believe that Denise is saying this. “You’re
kidding, right? I thought you were a feminist, in favor of equality for women.
I mean, if men are asked to fight and die for their country, it’s only fair to
ask women to do that too.” Denise says, “Yes, I know that equality matters. But
in this case, there are some big differences between men and women—especially
their upper body strength—that are relevant to what kinds of jobs they should
have.” Edward responds, “But not all men are stronger or more aggressive than
all women. There are lots of women who are stronger than me.” “Yes,” Denise
answers. “But we need a general policy that creates the best fighting unit. I’m
worried that allowing women into combat will have bad results.” Edward shakes
his head. “I doubt it,” he says. “And besides, it’s only fair to give women a
chance to prove themselves in combat.

Which side are you on? Should women be allowed into combat?
Why or why not?

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