The part of me that ardently supports women's rights thinks that this is right and as it should be. Votes for women, equal education, equal pay for equal work, all absolutely!!
But I must admit that part of me cannot for the life of me understand why any woman would want to. Men can be crude and stupid and testosterone afflicted. I know, I know, not all men are like that. But you get a large group of healthy, young men together and they are most likely to be thinking with something other than their brains.
And then there is the whole military-industrial complex thing. Yes, there are people who for one reason or another would like to destroy America. So we do need to be able to keep them at bay. Cant do away entirely with the military. However, I have seen too many unnecessary wars--from Viet Nam to Iraq and now Afghanistan--and my confidence in our leadership to make wise decisions has been badly shaken.
So, as for women in the military in combat units, I suppose if that's what you want. But don't be surprised at what you actually end up with.
Edited to add:
I've been giving more thought to this. There are so many professions that women have been excluded from--law, medicine, pharmacy, just to name a few. And the same thing that I said above about working in the male dominated military was said about the other professions. And we all recognize that women have done just fine in those professions. So what I said just doesn't hold up. Women have been in combat units and some have done well and others have not just as some men hold up well and others do not.
So let me refine my statement to say that barring an actual invasion or attack, I don't understand why anyone-male or female-would want war as a profession.