1 predict that women will increasingly be allowed to volunteer for any combat situation. But, by giving women more options in combat while still requiring only men to go to combat should a war erupt, we will be increasingly reinforcing the era of the pro-choice woman and the no-choice man. It will mean that during wartime:

The woman in the armed services will have the choice to:

1. Enter combat

2. Not enter combat

The man in the armed services will have two slightly different choices:

1. Enter combat

2. Enter combat

This increase in women’s military combat options will be hailed as an advance in equality, but in fact it will not be. A true advance in equality would be to require women to enter combat to the degree men are required to enter combat. Equality involves equal options and equal obligations.