This is a rather interesting topic. I do think that women have the right to enlist in the military but I don't think that they should be allowed to enter combat on the front line. I know that women are mentally able to handle things sometimes even better than men. Physically, can a man handle the strain of childbirth? I really don't think so. A woman can even take on the physical abuse of a male abuser. I myself am into martial arts and can protect myself as a woman but I don't think that I would like to be in combat. Just the thought of what my captures would do to me as a woman. And I know that men can be raped as well but women have to contend with menstruation monthly and I don't think that the captors would care if the women p.o.w.s had acess to feminine products. They would probably just let them sit there in their own blood. No! I could never see that. Even the thought is utterly disgusting.
I do however respect and honor the women who feel like they have the courage to deal with whatever is thrust at them. My heart goes out to them.