Recently the decision has been made to allow American women to serve in combat positions. Before you decide on whether this is good or bad watch this.
Many oppose women in combat because they might face torture and rape if captured. The Kurdish women of the YPJ (Yekîneyên Parastina Jin) have an answer to that; they don’t surrender and they don’t take prisoners because ISIS prisoners tend to blow themselves up. They also carry one single bullet to kill themselves if threatened with capture. Barbaric you say. During the battle of the Little Big Horn, the Sioux were allowing one soldier of Custer’s command to escape to tell others of this victory. Just as he was well away from the battle he drew his pistol and shot himself.
Many American women who are veterans currently fight along side the PKJ.