When Johnny Jenny Comes Marching Home
As a young woman about to enter the “real world” I realize all of the opportunities that I have that women in the past did not. Although I do not wish to enter the military, my mom did go through basic training before she got injured which prevented her from going any further into the military. I did not want her to go into the military so I was not that disappointed as a child when I heard that my mom would be back for good. However, I am the proud daughter of a woman who knew the opportunities that she could have and took a chance to have those opportunities. Therefore, this issue is important to me because, although my mom was prevented from entering the military, she could have been a part of the statistics and difficult workplace of the military.
Jenny works 24/7 right alongside Johnny but guess who got the song? Johnny, of course!
When Johnny comes marching home again,
We'll give him a hearty welcome then,
The men will cheer and the boys will shout,
The ladies they will all turn out,
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home...
The military is not a typical workplace that comes to peoples' minds. However, it is probably one of the most difficult workplaces for women. There are many instances in which women in the military are not treated equally, and the homecoming welcomes are not the only issues.
Being on the battle front is technically barred from women. However, it was said in January of 2013 that that ban has been lifted. Women who are pilots, gunners on convoys, and police officers are still facing the same life and death situations that men are. About 230,000 women were deployed, 120 killed, and another 650 wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is about time that the military catches up with reality and concedes that women are just as capable and even willing, in fact, to be on the front line. General Martin E Dempsey, the chairman of...