- Women can select any profession they like.
- Women work in various walks of life.
- Necessity of more soldiers.
- Women can show bravery.
- Military training of women necessary from civil point of view.
- Views against military training of women.
It is recognized by all that women are equal to men in intelligence and strength. It follows, therefore, that women can get training for any profession which men can select.
Women are found fit for many civil vocations which require strenuous work. Thus women work in mills, factories and mines. They become fitters, engineers, air-hostesses and pilots. They also join the ranks of home-guards and police force. In both these vocations women have to work hard and have to risk their vies. Military training is one step further and women should take such training.
Modern wars require millions of soldiers. Hence if women take military training, enough soldiers will be available and there will be no need of conscription. Even if we do not send women on the battlefield we can keep them to guard the frontiers of our country in times of war. When women take up this responsibility, more male soldiers can be sent on the battlefront. Thus women soldiers will be extremely useful to the country in times of emergency.
Some persons will at once say that the fair sex is timid by nature, and that even inf women take military training, they will miserably fail on the battlefield. But history furnishes many examples for the valour of women warriors, Razia, Chand Bibi, Joan of Arc, Trabai, Rani of Jhansi have become immortal for their fiery zeal and valor on the battle-field. In the last world-war Russian women took an active part and saved their country from the German invasion. Only recently woman of Azad Kashmir rendered meritorious service to their motherland by joining armed forces.
Even from the point of civil life, women should take military training. After receiving military training, women will be equal to men in all respects. Hence there will be no inferiority complex in women. Again military training will make women fearless and brace. In times of riots, air attacks, etc., such women will behave in an orderly manner and will stop the chaos. Moreover the children of women who have received military training will be brave and disciplined. Therefore, women should receive military training.
There are some who disfavor military training of women.. Men can take military training no doubt, but they cannot take part in strenuous and risky military operations. They also argue that women have to manage their homes and have to look after their children. They cannot ignore these important duties and go to the battle-front. This argument is proper no doubt, but it does not apply to unmarried women, who can safely join the army. Some say theat military training á will change the temper of women and they will become unfit as wives and mothers.
Circumstances are fast changing. Future wars will be more disastrous than the past wars. Therefore women will have to shoulder some of the responsibilities of men in time of war. Obviously then women should take military training.