Sociological Perspectives

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The primary and social function of the military is to defend American society, not to change it, to the extent the military is used as a test for social experimentation that might risk the security of the nation. The social functions the U S Army supports in to protect and defend the United States of America the men and women within this organization voluntarily join to service their country. The role of the U.S. Army has changed considerably in the last twenty or so year in view of women in combat.

In the past, women have been oppressed to a point where they were treated as a completely different species. They were in a country that seemed to be a dark tunnel with no hope, dreams, or sense of fulfillment. In the early 1900's, women were recognized as "homemakers". However, as times changed they began to feel the need to become independent.

Men are accustomed to women acquiring positions that require a "feminine touch" such as, nurses, secretaries, school teachers or other clerical positions usually behind a desk unseen and usually unheard.

As the United States of America was building, women for some reason were not treated like they should have been. Strong women like Sojourner Truth who stood up for what they knew was right. She was able to fight for all women, represent a whole "race" and take control, she was one of the very few women who had the strength and will power to face this problem head on, and win. She was able to take on an entire nation and voice her opinion regardless of what her consequences could have been. That is what it takes to free yourself and or other people from the hold of injustice. Very few people have the quality to be...