The rationale of this bibliography is to find sources of information on the role of women in the military and their role in combat. The bibliography looks at sources that are against having women in combat roles, sources that advocate women playing combat roles. The bibliography also looks at the performance of the women that have had combat roles and the challenges they have faced.
Kirkwood, R.C. (2008)”Women Should Not Be Eligible for the Draft.” Military Draft. Ed. Viqi Wagner. Detroit: Greenhaven Press. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from “What Kind of Nation Sends Women into Combat?” LewRockwell.com. The Writer. This source is written by a syndicated columnist who served in the Commission on the Assignment of women in the Armed Forces. The Publication. The publication that the author writes for is a nonprofit news and commentary website called Lew Rockwell. The Summary. The topic is on the exemption of women from military drafts which is tied to their exemption from combat. The Stance. The author is biased. He is against the idea of women playing a role in combat. The Use. I will use this source to get facts on why women should not be sent to war.
Londoño, E. (2013) “Combat Roles for Women to Come Soon” The Washington Post. 24 Jan. 2013.Web Retrieved June 28, 2013. The Writer. The author of this source is a newspaper columnist. The Publication. The source is published in The Washington Post which is a daily newspaper. The Summary. The source provides information on reasons why women are being allowed into combat roles. It also has information on opposition to women playing combat roles. The Stance. The stance taken is journalistic where information is provided on both sides of the argument. The Use. I will use this source to highlight the reasons why women should be allowed in combat.
O’Brien, T. (2009) “The Things They Carried”. The Things They Carried. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. New York The Writer. The writer is an American novelist. The Publication. The publication is a novel which has a collection of short stories. The Summary. The source focuses on the impact that wars have on the veterans who experience it. It describes what soldiers carry physically as well as emotionally. The Stance. The stance taken is one of a storyteller which allows the reader to make his own conclusions. The Use. I intend to use this as the core reading to determine the impact of combat on soldiers both male and female.
Owens, M.T. (2008) “Physical Differences Make Women Incompetent in Combat Roles” Should Women Be Allowed in Combat in the U.S. Armed Forces? Ed. Diane Andrews Henningfield. Detroit: Greenhaven Press. At Issue. Rpt. from “GI Jane, Again: The Army Tries to Sneak Women into Combat, and Some Congressmen Try to Stop It.” National Review (6 June 2005). The Writer. The writer is a professor of national-security affairs at the Naval War College in Newport. The Publication. The publication is the National Review which is a conservative news organization. The Summary. The source looks at the physical limitations of women and behavioral issues that would result if they would be allowed to have combat roles. The Stance. The source is against women playing combat roles. The Use. I will use this source to find out the results that will result from having men and women operating together in combat.
Vlahos, K.B. (2010) “Women Are Not Prepared to Serve in Combat.” Armed Forces. Ed. Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from “Women at War.” American Conservative 7 (7 Apr. 2008): 14-17. The Writer. The writer is a Washington DC Journalist. The Publication. The publication is The American Conservative which is a bi-monthly journal. The Summary. The source looks at the issues like sexual assault facing the women who have been deployed into combat. The Stance. The writer presents one view is against women being allowed into combat without adequate preparation. The Use. I intend to use this source to highlight issues facing the women that are already in combat roles
Yeager, H. (2010) “The Role of Women in the Armed Forces Should Be Expanded.” Armed Forces. Ed. Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from “Soldiering Ahead.” Wilson Quarterly 31 (Summer 2007): 54-62. The Writer. The Writer is a journalist based in Washington D.C. who writes on the military and women’s issues. The Publication. The publication is the Wilson Quarterly which is a magazine that provides non-partisan opinions. The Summary. The source describes the way women have been able to cope with combat and have proved themselves in all branches of the armed forces. This has been despite the barriers placed in their way. The Stance. The writer’s stance is for women to be given combat roles. Changes should be made in military culture to allow women to perform better and get higher ranks. The Use. I will use this source to gain knowledge on the changes that will allow women to handle combat roles successfully.