Capt. Katie Petronio makes a very strong case against it.
My favorite part of the article:
No one questions why there aren’t any females in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, etc. Olympic athletes are the elite of the elite. No one questions why the women compete against women and men against men. Those are great sports and achievements. But lives and missions aren’t on the line. In our world, if you move slower one day, you don’t get bumped off the medal stand, you could die or get someone else killed.
No question about it. This isn’t about Title IX, or equal job/equal pay. War is not a sporting event.
The late Col. David Hackworth once said, “War is hell…real combat is a motherf***er!”
This is no place to be screwing around with some stupid “gender equity” experiment.