Yes there are many historical examples where women fought and did it with bravery such as India's Rani Laxmibai, Soviet women during WW2 for example. While some say women should be sent to combat some say no. Those who say women should serve in combat their logics are: Women fought wars in history and it is proven that they can also fight, in addition women and men both are equal so women should not be deprived of the chance of serving in combat, it is about Gender equality. Those who say women should not be in combat: They say women are physically weaker than man when it comes to hand to hand combat women cant win. Women have problem of getting raped both by male partners and enemy soldiers it may result in pregnancy and in case if women soldiers are caught most likely they will suffer sexual abusement, women have problem with sanitation unlike men. Men can pass more days with out food and water women cant. Women have soft mind, it may affect their decision in warfare. Another group say if women have the same ability like man then they can join Military, how ever since man is physically stronger so it is stupid to say women will qualify in army having same ability compared to men, I personally think this. I personally think when women should not go to direct combat, but they can easily serve in Military's office jobs and in Military hospital., such as stenographer, code breaker, doctor and nurse. @Ray and @roma please comment here.