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Sample Essay (General), Opinion - Overall Band 7.5-8.0

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 12:25 AM

Some people think women should be allowed to join the army, the navy and the air force as men are. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

by Maria Berko

Some arguments can be made in order to support the idea that females should be recruited by the military forces, yet it seems to be unreasonable as will be proven in this essay.

To begin with, much as contemporary public generally try to achieve gender equality, the maternity is still considered to be the main women's mission. Consequently, it is not recommendable to increase the number of military females because they would not be able to spend enough time performing an active role of a mother and a wife. Nowadays, birth statistics demonstrate that it is quite inefficient to deprive women of these opportunities as it leads to a significant decrease in the birth rate.

In addition, serving in military forces could generate different health problems in women. Scientists believe that males tend to have stronger vitality and body stamina than female individuals. Therefore, excessive physical exercise during military service could damage fragile women's nature. Moreover, discussing this topic, the society and the government should specifically focus on single young women as service in the army can result in a number of health disorders preventing them from giving birth to children.

Penultimately, performing military duties, females could encounter destructive and aggressive environment, which may cause mental health issues. A case in point is warfare, where soldiers would deal with death, human pain and suffering. As a result, sensitive women's brain can be negatively affected by psychical illness due to its susceptibility.

To sum up, considering the arguments mentioned above, it can be claimed that supplying the army with female recruits can harmfully influence psychical health and wellness of future mothers, and therefore, it is not recommended.

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