Now lets say women are allowed on the battlefield. Then women would be subject to the same atrocities that have occurred to men in past wars and that includes torture. However, women would also be subject to rape and sexual abuse. Since women have never fought in a war, I am going to use the United States prisons as an analogy. Women are treated poorly in the United States, just imagine how bad they would be treated if they were captured by the enemy. A government survey of women of state and federal prisons estimated that 43-57% of the women in these prisons have been physically or sexually abused at least once. These women have to worry about pregnancy and they can never erase the scars that these abuses cause. In prisons, women are three to four times more likely to be abused. The United States is a small scale of what would happen to women if they were to become prisoners of war. It can be inferred that all these statistics would become a lot larger in a battle setting. [continues]
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