Check out this interesting article on the idea of whether women should be allowed to serve on the front lines in battle and also in specialized forces such as the Rangers and SEALS.
This question of women on the front lines in battle has been a controversial topic over the past 40 years. Some people argue that a soldier is a soldier, no matter male nor female. Others say that women become a liability by their natural composition and it just gives men in battle yet another problem to worry about.
The truth is that there IS a distinction between men and women. Society would have us think that there are profound differences, only some anatomical differentiations. This is untrue. The make-up of mind, body and soul are dramatically different in men and women. Does it mean that women should not serve in the military? Absolutely not. But we should serve where we are best suited.
I just finished reading two of former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's books and they both blew me away, I thought they were incredible (Mr Luttrell, you are in my prayers! I hope our paths cross one day!). As I was reading about the BUD/s training and the missions and what the SEALS face on the battlefield, I was thinking how glad I was that men were serving in these areas, for they are indeed well-suited for this type of battle. They are biologically, emotionally and spiritually suited for this type of battle.
Women are incredibly strong, fierce and courageous. Our gifts flow most efficaciously when we use them as designed.