No - Australians have only had women in combat for the last 5 to 10 years.
Yes, women can be in the Australian Army, but they cannot be in direct combat roles. 10.6 % of the positions are occupied by women.
In many countries, women were not allowed in combat. But there were cases of women fighting, generally because it was necessary for survival. There were women in the French Resistance. There were women fighting in the Russian Air Force.
Except in the Soviet Union women were not used in combat.
Many countries did not allow women to fight in combat during World War II.
There are several military forces around the world which have had female combat pilots.
in the service but not in combat units
Yes. A new law has passed which will allow women into combat role (something which was banned before)
Women can do all jobs in the Australian army that aren't combat roles. This excludes the royal infantry corps, the royal armoured corps and the royal engineering corps. This means jobs such as rifleman, combat engineer and battle tank crewman women cannot do. All other jobs and corps are available
Women entered World War II in non-combat roles. They were clerks, nurses, mechanics, and secretaries.
Women, according to the Aspin Rules, are exempt from assignment to Direct Ground Combat units. This means that females cannot be assigned below brigade level to Combat Arms units (Infantry, Armor, Artillery).Pilots, however, can be female since they are not expected to participate in ground combat.This rule still exists, however, due to the nature of modern warfare, women in combat support and combat service support units are frequently encountered with situations in which mission accomplishment requires them to engage in ground combat.The women in the United States military are great assets to our combat effectiveness and have proven time and again that they are valuable members of the team, even if they don't serve in combat positions.
The reason that women cannot enter the SEAL program is that women are currently prohibited by law to engage in direct combat as part of ground forces. However, that requirement does not prohibit women from EOD Team duty.
since world war ll
Australian women became more independent due to the responsibilities the women had to face when the men went to war.
Australian women were effected greatly because their husbands brothers and friends were getting killed at war and here was nothing they could do about it.
The United Kingdom conscripted women in 1942. Other countries such as the Soviet Union allowed women in combat but did not conscript them.
Were a second wave of feminist activism
As far as I know there weren't any. The Russians had women in combat roles, but I do not think the US did. Sorry, there were women in the US military, but not in combat roles is what I was trying to say....
With the large amount of women in the modern army, women inevitably find themselves in combat situations. Women are not intentionally put into combat situations. Women are not allowed into the fire and maneuver branches of armor and infantry. These are the two army branches that go out looking to get into close combat with the enemy. Everyone else, and subsequently the women, avoid direct enemy contact.
They flew airplanes, became snipers, and served in combat.