PAPER ID:IJIM/V.5(VIII)/1-4/1
AUTHOR: Nidhi Gaur
TITLE :THE CASE FOR WOMEN IN COMBAT ROLES: A HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING
Abstract: This work purposes to addresses the issue of gender construct in general and its take on combat roles in particular. Through study of gender history and various works written on the subject related to wars, battles and conflicts, this article is an effort to investigate ability of women as combatants and bring to light that there is no role or profession which can be limited to a particular sex as women today have outperformed in all spheres breaking the shackles of patriarchal mindset. The recent SC order granting permanent commission to women in army is a shift from regressive gender biasness and is a prove that gender should not be the criteria to determine professional ability. Here, taking glance at this issue by highlighting women in past who have displayed exemplary strength and courage would be the main target.
Keywords: Gender, Patriarchy, Combat, History

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