Women in the military has been a debate for a long time coming. So, should women be able to take on the role of a soldier on the front lines? Equality is something that many people believe in and I’m a firm believer in allowing women to serve if they can withstand the qualifications needed. There are many pros and cons of joining the military as a women, but only a select few should be able to join. If women are wanting to join the military, they should have to pass equal physical test as the men do. However, even if some women can pass the physical test, Captain Katie Petronio states that her “main concern is the question of longevity. Can women endure the physical and physical and physiological rigors of sustained combat operations, and are we willing to accept the attrition and medical issues that go along with integration.” (par 2) In addition, military readiness can affect deployment by medical needs and pregnancies. However, having women in the military can also have some pros. Allowing mixed genders throughout the military would allow for a stronger military, and intimately a better country.